Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Equality and Diversity

We aim to provide an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs, are supported to achieve to their full potential. Our Pre-school Manager Clare has specific training on providing care and education for children with SEND and attends regular ongoing update sessions. She works closely with the school SENDCo Helen Peck  Children with additional needs, like all other children, are admitted to the Pre-school after consultation between parents, Pre-school Manager and key-person. If it is felt that a child’s needs cannot be met in the Pre-school without extra support, we will try to obtain funding to obtain this support. We monitor and review the progress and development of all children. Where a child appears to be behind expected levels of development or where a child’s progress gives cause for concern we adopt a graduated approach with 4 stages of action: Assess, Plan, Do & Review.  We work in partnership with parents and share information on how we will support their child’s development.

We will provide parents with information on sources of independent advice and support and seek consent to request support from outside agencies when necessary. With parental permission we will work in liaison with other professionals involved in a child’s care to meet children’s specific needs.

We recognise that children and their families come from different cultures and backgrounds and will work to meet the varying needs of all. Our plans are always built around the needs and interests of children attending out setting. We are committed to anti discriminatory practice and welcome all children and families from the community.