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Early Years Inclusion Officers

Name and detailsAreas covered
Early Years Inclusion Officer
Sasha Brown
07884 118241  
  • Warminster
  • Westbury
  • Trowbridge
  • Bradford on Avon
  • Melksham  And surrounding villages

Early Years Inclusion Officer
Sue Maginess
07909 832368  

  •  Amesbury
  • Salisbury
  • Downton
  • Wilton
  • Mere
  • Tisbury And surrounding villages 

Early Years Inclusion Officer
Mary Mulvihill
07917 071464

  • Corsham
  • Chippenham
  • Calne
  • Malmesbury
  • Wootton Bassett And surrounding villages 
Postal address and office contact  

Early Years Inclusion Officers                                                                      Support and Safeguarding                                                                   Families and Children's Service                                                       
Wiltshire Council
County Hall, Bythesea Road
BA14 8JN
0300 45601899


The EYIO is able to offer advice and support around early help and identification.  Early identification and appropriate intervention can make a significant difference to future outcomes for children and could help reduce the need for statutory or specialist services and interventions at a later stage.  Listening to families and young children is central to the role.  EYIOs promote interagency working and engage with other professionals to ensure the best outcomes for children.   

Some examples of EYIO support; 

  • Contributing to up-skilling and empowering the early year’s workforce so that early years practitioners are able to meet the statutory requirements of the EYFS and the SEN Code of Practice (2014).
  • Support early year’s settings to ensure that all children have access to a broad and balanced EYFS curriculum and encourage practitioners to use a range of early intervention tools such as the Pre-school Communication Tracker and the Graduated Response to Special Educational Needs Support (GRSS)
  • Advocating timely interventions such as implementing BLAST or use of SPARKEY within the setting
  • Establishing the child and family’s needs alongside those of the early year’s setting(s), liaising with other professionals when appropriate
  • Co-ordinating and/or supporting a Team around the Child (TAC) meeting.  Supporting the decision as to whether it would be more appropriate to undertake an Early Help Common Assessment Framework (CAF) (Early Help Strategy, 2014-17) or for the setting to complete an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), known in Wiltshire as a My Support Plan. Acting as Lead Professional if appropriate
  • Making referrals to other agencies/professionals and working closely with partners such as Health Visitors, Children’s Centres, Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) service.
  • Supporting transitions e.g. from home to early years setting and from setting into primary school.


Children attending an early years setting or about to start in an early year’s setting with; 

  • Complex family background which may be contributing to a developmental delay
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties that regularly and substantially impact on child’s learning and/or that of others
  • Medical/health care needs but with no clear SEN needs
  • Looked After Child (LAC) or part of a Child in Need (CIN) plan or at Child Protection level where there is a developmental concern
  • Children with additional needs aged 0-5 including transition to school

Follow the EYIO flow chart


Emotional development and mental health

Sensory needs

Supporting children on the autistic spectrum 

SWASS document PDF (1.2mb)

Healthcare plans

Risk assesment PDF (409kb)
Medcons pack PDF (2.8mb)


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Last updated: 8 January 2018 | Last reviewed: 8 January 2018