Education support

Finding the right support for your child at school, college or nursery can be difficult, but we’re here to help – every step of the way.

Our specialist education support team can offer information and advice tailored to your child. From picking the right nursery for their needs to supporting them at university, we’ve got the tools to help them to learn, grow and live the life they want.

Call the advice line for support or advice 0800 781 1444. We've created a range of resources for learning at home.

You can find additional online information and resources here, or you can call the advice line 0800 781 1444

What can we do?

It’s our mission to make sure children and young people with a vision impairment are supported on their educational journey.

From the day they’re born to the age of 25, we can provide education information and advice.

We can help you:

  • choose the right nursery, school, college or uni
  • understand your child’s rights and entitlements
  • get extra support for your child from a local authority or other organisations
  • understand how to fill in complex forms, and figure out tricky terms and processes 
  • plan, prepare and put your child’s choices into action

We can also help children and young people choose the best assistive technology for them, or access our mobility and life skills courses.
Tools and resources

Below is all the information you or your child needs to move confidently from one stage of their education to another. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch with our education support team using the contact details below.

In this section...

It can be overwhelming the first time you visit a nursery, school or place of higher education. That’s why we’ve put together this handy checklist of questions to ask teachers, support staff and yourself.
Various professionals work with your child during different stages of their education. Here’s our quick guide to help you identify them.
Confused by all the acronyms and code names? You need our jargon buster to decipher the most common phrases used in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND – there’s your first one!).

Do you need help?

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Education Team for more tailored help and support – one of our Specialist Education Support Officers will be happy to help.

0800 781 1444