BHISS - Early Years Support Team

The BHISS Early Years support service works with all pre-school providers to offer support to children aged 0-5 with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families. This includes private nurseries as well as nurseries attached to schools or charitable organisations.

BHISS Early Years gives your child’s pre-school or nursery access to well qualified and experienced SEN Specialist Teachers and SEN Specialist Practitioners. They can carry out assessments to identify special educational needs, and help make changes to how your child is taught, so they learn in the best way for them.

The team also works directly with parents and families, making sure you are supported as your child begins their journey. They try to help everyone work together so your child gets the best possible start. 

BHISS Early Years works with pre-school providers

All early years providers in Brighton and Hove have an allocated Specialist SEN Teacher to help them better support children with SEND. The kind of support they give to nurseries and pre-schools includes:

Read more about how BHISS Early Years works with pre-school providers [PDF 327KB]

BHISS Early Years works with children and their families

The team works in partnership with parents to make sure your child has the best possible chance to achieve their full potential, as well as offering support as you navigate these first stages as a family.

How to access BHISS Early Years support

Children are referred to BHISS Early Years following an assessment at Seaside View Child Development Centre. The service is provided to all Private, Voluntary, Independent and Maintained Early Years settings.

Contact details:

BHISS telephone number: 01273 293481


Senior SEN Specialist Teacher: Lorna Cadwallader

Assistant Principal Educational Psychologist: Clare Bradley