Our Aims

We will:           

  • Recognise each child’s individual needs and ensure all staff are aware of, and have regard for, the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice on identification and assessment of any needs not being met by the universal service provided by the nursery

  • Include all children and their families in our provision

  • Provide well informed and suitably trained practitioners to help support parents and children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities.

  • Develop and maintain a core team of staff who are experienced in the care of children with additional needs and employ a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who is experienced in the care and assessment of children with additional needs. Staff will be provided with specific training relating to Special Educational Needs (SEN) and the SEN Code of Practice

  • Identify the specific needs of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and meet those needs through a range of strategies

  • Ensure that children who naturally learn quicker, e.g. gifted and talented children are also supported and encouraged to meet their full potential 

  • Work in partnership with parents and other agencies in order to meet individual children's needs, including the health and education authorities, and seek advice, support and training where required

  • Monitor and review our practice and provision and, if necessary, make adjustments, and seek specialist equipment and services if needed

  • Ensure that all children are treated as equals and are encouraged to take part in every aspect of the nursery day according to their individual needs and abilities

  • Promote positive images and role models during play experiences of those with additional needs wherever possible

  • Celebrate diversity in all aspects of play and learning.