SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND / OR DISABILITIES (SEND)

ENSURING WE HAVE RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTS THAT ARE SUITABLE AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND / OR DISABILITIES

ENSURING WE HAVE RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTS THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL

SEND LOCAL OFFER

Local Offer for Children with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities (SEND)

We welcome all children and prioritize working alongside the child, their parents/carers and others to ensure their needs are identified and met in order for them to progress and achieve the best possible outcomes. We have robust policies and procedures in place which are reviewed regularly ensuring that our provision fully supports each child and remains accessible for all.

WORKING TOGETHER

We believe that children progress more swiftly when staff and parents work together. Parents have a unique knowledge of their child and we encourage them to share this knowledge and expertise with their child’s key person.

The key person will liaise with parents and others who are supporting the child and family regularly, to discuss the child’s progress and to have an opportunity to share practice, progress and/or discuss any areas of focus.

Parents will be invited to review meetings at least once a term supported by the nursery SENCO.

HOW ACCESSIBLE ARE THE ENVIRONMENTS?

All of our nurseries are unique in appearance but have been adapted to ensure access for all.

If the families home language is not English, staff will encourage the use of key words in the family’s home language to aid communication with the child and family.

HELPING WITH TRANSITIONS

As your child moves from one room to another or one setting to another, we will support your child and their new key worker to prepare for these changes. The key person ensures, in partnership with you that these transitions are well planned and consider every aspect of your child’s needs.

When a child is ready to transition to school the child’s new teacher and SENCO will be invited into nursery to meet the key person. All relevant transition supporting documents are completed and relayed to the school to ensure a smooth transition takes place for all children.

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Paper Moon Day Nurseries
Gamston, Nottingham

OUR AIM AND PROMISE

Paper Moon is committed to providing a flexible, reliable and trustworthy service to parents as well as our children. Our aim is to meet the needs of local families requiring good quality, reliable childcare.

HOW WE WILL SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH IDENTIFIED NEEDS

We have a nursery SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) who has been trained by us at Paper Moon and through the local authority. The nursery SENCO will support the key person, child and family to ensure that the child’s individual needs are met and any additional support is sought where necessary.

Staff working with your child will ensure that the environment, resources and activities are adapted to ensure your child has the opportunity to benefit from every possible experience.

We are committed to ensure that our staff are appropriately trained to support children’s needs and this includes in many of our nurseries:

Signs and symbols training

Makaton training

Language Lead

Lifting and handling training

Epi pen training

Ongoing training and development plans for staff ensure that new areas of need are identified and training is accessed so staff are appropriately trained to work with children who have particular needs.The nursery SENCO and your child’s key person will liaise with other professionals (with your consent) such as Local Authority Area SENCO, Speech and Language Therapists and Health Visitors to gain further advice in supporting your child. The SENCO and the key person will work collaboratively with you to agree plans and ensure targets and strategies are implemented.

The plans, activities and your child’s progress will be recorded and reviewed by the key person and SENCO which is discussed with you regularly to update plans and provide ongoing support. Your child will also have an individual learning journal and diary with details of your child’s day including personal care and dietary information.

HOW WE WILL SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH IDENTIFIED NEEDS

We have a nursery SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) who has been trained by us at Paper Moon and through the local authority. The nursery SENCO will support the key person, child and family to ensure that the child’s individual needs are met and any additional support is sought where necessary.

Staff working with your child will ensure that the environment, resources and activities are adapted to ensure your child has the opportunity to benefit from every possible experience.

We are committed to ensure that our staff are appropriately trained to support children’s needs and this includes in many of our nurseries:

Signs and symbols training

Makaton training

Language Lead

Lifting and handling training

Epi pen training

Ongoing training and development plans for staff ensure that new areas of need are identified and training is accessed so staff are appropriately trained to work with children who have particular needs.The nursery SENCO and your child’s key person will liaise with other professionals (with your consent) such as Local Authority Area SENCO, Speech and Language Therapists and Health Visitors to gain further advice in supporting your child. The SENCO and the key person will work collaboratively with you to agree plans and ensure targets and strategies are implemented.

The plans, activities and your child’s progress will be recorded and reviewed by the key person and SENCO which is discussed with you regularly to update plans and provide ongoing support. Your child will also have an individual learning journal and diary with details of your child’s day including personal care and dietary information.

OUR LOCATIONS

7 DAY NURSERIES LOCATED ACROSS NOTTINGHAM, MANSFIELD & LINCOLN

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