National Leaders
Working closely together with pre-school/ school staff, our Outreach Team can advise, share and model strategies to help with speech and language, managing behaviour, social communication difficulties and provide information on meeting sensory needs.

This could include:
  • training on using visuals
  • using PECS
  • Attention Autism
  • identi play training
  • 1-1 target time training
  • intensive interaction training
  • social stories

We can also provide guidance for any other outside agencies that may become involved. Working alongside and shadowing is part of our holistic approach enabling practitioners to support the child between visits following our guidance and suggestions.  By working together in this way we provide a seamless approach allowing the child the best possible chance to progress.
 
The outreach worker will work alongside the key person to model strategies and activities for the child, supporting them in small groups or on a one to one basis in your setting.  We are also happy to meet with parents to refer them to other agencies for support if required. eg SaLT, EP, TOP.


Local Leaders
Outreach Support
Meet our Outreach Team
Audrey Murch
North East Hampshire
Specialism: Early Years & SEND

Supporting children with any additional need

Supporting and upskilling practitioners

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Visual support

Supporting transition from
pre-school to school

Emma Payn
Winchester District
  Specialism:  
Hannah
Fareham, Gosport and Stubbington
Specialism:
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Audrey Murch
  Area of specialism: 
Early Years & SEND

Supporting children with any additional need


Supporting and upskilling practitioners

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Visual support

Supporting transition from
pre-school to school
Thomas Outreach Worker/Nursery Family Support, Bushy Leaze Children & Families Centre
​North East Hampshire

I have 35+ years of experience, working with young children in varied roles.  I have previously spent time working in a Specialist school for children with additional needs, and from this role, I have really developed a passion for working with young children that need a little extra support.

I work as an Outreach worker as part of my current role. This involves visiting settings in North East Hampshire and working alongside practitioners/key persons to model and suggest ways to support individual children where there are any concerns within the setting. I have a particular interest in working with children who experience social and communication difficulties and Autism, and all the associated challenges that may present alongside.eg behaviour, speech and Language.                                                              
I am also a Thomas Outreach Worker (TOP). A service especially for young children and their families for children with social communication difficulties/Autism. I work intensively with children and parents in their preschool settings and in their homes. The TOP work continues to support through transition into mainstream school, usually for the Autumn term. I work alongside other professionals to ensure the individual’s child’s needs are met.
Emma Payn
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Lanterns Nursery School
Winchester District

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Hannah
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Fareham, Gosport and Stubbington

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How to apply for our support

If you think we can help, please complete our "request for support" document.  It is a simple form outlining who you are, the size of your setting, and your strengths and challenges. This is a great starting point for a discussion about how we can work with you to develop your team.   Our support can be as short or as long as you require, targetting a specific stage or issue.  If you have any questions before submitting the form we are always happy to speak to you to discuss your requirements.
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What others say about us

  • ​The support that we have gained has enabled our team to plan effectively and efficiently, whilst making sure that objectives across the curriculum are covered in a progressive way. 
  • The experience enabled us to completely transform our setting including the layout of the environment, the quality of communication and language challenge for children, planning at every stage and enhancing the provision that we already had.
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