Mr Lyttle, who has invited the Parents for Equal Education Coalition to the Education Committee at Stormont next week in his role as Vice-Chair, said the new Education Minister must make it a priority task to ensure the Authority suspend this process and conduct a full consultation on the matter.
“I have spoken to many schools and families who are opposed to a reduction in SEN nursery provision,” he said.
“The former Education Minister made a clear call for full and open engagement on this matter and it is unacceptable the Education Authority has yet to listen to the views of parents of children with special educational needs.
“The Authority must suspend its proposed reduction of SEN nursery provision and facilitate proper and urgent consultation with the many families opposed to this approach.
“Access to early years provision is vitally important to families and children living with special educational needs, and we must ensure we meet those needs.”