Our Local Offer
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We have a clear approach for identifying, responding to, and meeting children’s additional needs. We support and involve parents (and where relevant children), actively listening to and acting on their wishes and concerns. We work in partnership with the council and other external agencies to ensure the best outcomes for children and their families.
We regularly monitor and review our policy, practice and provision and, if necessary, make adjustments.
Our building is completely accessible, with a flat driveway and wide doors throughout the building. The setting is on one floor, with easy access into the rooms and we have tarmac throughout our outdoor area. We have two accessible toilets and our child height toilets are in cubicles which are large enough for staff to support a child when needed.
Our staff have experience in supporting children with:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Speech and Language Difficulties
At times, where children need very specific support, for example any medical support, staff will undertake any necessary training to ensure that the best possible care can be provided for every child.
Our staff have received training on:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Social and Emotional Difficulties
Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties
Supporting children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities:
Each child has a named key person, who supports them and liaises with families. The key workers are supported by our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and the deputy SENCo.
The SENCo and key person meet regularly with the family of any children who requires additional support, putting targeted plans in place that are outcome focused. Any plans that are in place are reviewed regularly with parents or carers to ensure that these are current and specific to the child's individual needs.
Working with outside agencies:
We may need to work alongside additional agencies to support children in the best way possible; this might include, Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists, Behaviour Support and Child Psychologists for example. We would always seek parental consent before doing this and involvement with the process throughout would follow. We will always work in partnership with families and professionals to try and fully meet the individual child's needs.
We always seek additional training and support where necessary.