Welcome to the Early Years Specialist Support Service

(Including the Cleveland Unit Child Development Centre)

EYSSS Vision Statement: Across the EYSS Service we offer children and families a welcoming, child-centred, safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment, focused on achievement for all
  • The Cleveland Unit Child Development Centre is part of the Middlesbrough Early Years Specialist Support (EYSS) Service
  • The EYSS Service is for children aged from birth to 5 years who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
  • The EYSS Service aims to ensure early identification of special educational needs and/or disabilities followed by specialist assessment and intervention through teaching and therapy for pre-school children.
  • We also offer support and advice for families
  • And support, challenge and training for Early Years Settings.
In the EYSS Service we have high expectations for all of our children, where each child has an equal opportunity to take part in all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is given the opportunity to develop their full potential. Aims:
  • To ensure early identification of children’s individual needs.
  • To explore and assess specialist strategies, resources and equipment to help us to meet children’s individual needs.
  • To work with families to set realistic and relevant targets, including strategies, resources and equipment to help children to achieve their full potential.
  • To work with EY settings to work towards mutually agreed outcomes to achieve effective inclusion wherever possible and to identify appropriate specialist provision where necessary.
  • To integrate targets and programmes from other professionals (e.g. speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists), into all activities.
  • To seek advice and further assessment from outside agencies where necessary.
  • To provide children with full access to a broad and balanced early years curriculum, ensuring that all have equal opportunities to make progress and experience success, in their chosen EY setting.
  • To work in partnership with parents and carers.
  • To monitor and review children’s progress on a regular basis.