Mandy Wilding - nasen’s Early Years lead - holds a B.Ed (Hons) degree and specialised in the teaching of 3-7 year olds at Nene College, Northampton. She has 32 years of primary school experience, teaching children from Nursery to Year 6 and held the position of SENCO for 9 years and Assistant Headteacher for 7 years.
Mandy leads the DfE - funded Early Years SENCO Award Project and nasen’s part of the Early Years SEND Partnership Project. She has produced webinars, webcasts and downloadable resources to support group-based and home-based practitioners and LA teams in the Early Years sector to meet the needs of children with SEND. She has spoken at national conferences and events and joined a DfE workshop in May to discuss the implications of the EYFS reforms on children with SEND.