Kiddies Lounge Pre - School Day Nursery acknowledges the wide range of special needs of Children and families in the community, and will support and consider what part it will play in meeting these needs to support families.
The nursery has an appointed Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) who works with all practitioners who care for children with a range of special educational needs. The SENCo attends training and network meetings in order to keep skills up to date and relevant. The SENCo also co-ordinates all multi-agency work with other professionals including local council, Local Education Authorities, together with health and social services, speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, physiotherapists and early years inclusion advisors. The SENCo can offer advice and support to parents of children with special educational needs and work with the child and their family to deliver them the best possible care and education.
. Everyone stands to gain if all children are allowed to share the same opportunities and helped to overcome any disadvantages they may have to face.Children with a special need have a right to be educated and to develop to their full potential alongside other children
We ensure that all children are treated as equals and are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the nursery and preschool activities. Special needs Children will be encourageto participate in everyday life, for example, gardening, music and movement, day trips to the shops/ outings etc. When trips/ outings are arranged,we would always include children with special needs where possible, to promote a positive image of people with special needs and to promote equality and integration.
We also have some access measures in place to help children with special needs Integrate will be achieved:
A guide for parents and carers on Special Educational Needs (SEN), is available from www.dfes.gov.uk or www.oaasis.co.uk which is a non-government organization that provides information on children with special educational needs.