|How Little Walkers day nursery identifies children with Special Educational needs and disabilities
Children and young people 0-25 years
- First visit/ Induction with Key person, questionnaire to be filled in.
- Each child has a key person who carries out observations and assessments, these observations are individual to each child and link to the EYFS Curriculum.
- Child’s key person will seek advice from the nurseries Trained SENCO (Kiran Sandhu) if they have concerns.
- The SENCO will assess and record the child’s development along with the key person. The key person and SENCO will arrange a private meeting with parents/carers to discuss their child’s development. Parental permission will be needed to get other professional agencies involved. If parents/carers have English as an individual language they will be supported by an interpreter.
|How little walkers day nursery will assess, monitor and review children’s special educational needs and disabilities
- Tracking child development, parents evenings, support from area SENCO.
- Area SENCO to assess child in nursery and give specialist advice and activities to key person and parents.
- Meeting will be arranged to review targets and outcomes.
|Details of how parents/carers can be involved and how they support their child
- Parents/carers to attend all meetings and be involved in reviews
- To follow the agreed outcomes and activities at home with the child
- Work in partnership with key person and SENCO
- Home learning and support from the child’s key person and SENCO.
|Details of how children’s need are provided (level of impact and support)
- Parents are encouraged to work together and complete all home learning and activities
- Parents to keep key person and SENCO informed of any new interests so this can be incorporated into the planning for the child
- Parents to be invited to regular meetings about the child’s progress, parents can have access to profiles and capturing the journey at any time
- Parents to be encouraged to add their views and comments to he reports.
- SENCO to have appropriate SEN training
|Names roles, telephone details of key contacts within the nursery
- Manager- Marie Copp- 01902 343 224
- Deputy Manager- Kiran Sandhu- 01902 343 224
- Nursery Special Educational Needs Coordinator- Kiran Sandhu- 01902 343 224
- Early Help- 01902 555894/ 01902 554242
- Gem Centre- Speech and Language- 01902 444363
- Special Needs Early Years’ Service- 01902 558406
- Children’s Services- 01902 552999
- Bingley Children’s Centre- 01902 551979
|Early Years Foundation Stage
|Details of the settings EYFS Offer
- Implement EYFS Curriculum Birth to five
- Each child will have a key person who is responsible for observations, capturing the journey, learning and development
- Activities, experiences, routines and resources and planned provision
- Within the setting there are signs, posters and information linked to the EYFS.
- Staff incorporate British Values into planning
- Communication systems are in place, daily sheets for baby room, daily conversations for toddlers and pre-school, homework books and parents evening.
- Parent partnerships and when a child turns 2 they will have a two year progress check.
|How the EYFS offer is implemented and made accessible to all
- Work in partnership with parents to identify child’s interests.
- Create an environment to support learning, for e.g. visual timetable.
- Two year checks working in partnership with the health visitor and the integration team.
- Capturing the journeys accessible to parents
- Adult led activities carried out alongside next steps for each individual child and child choice activities.
- Characteristics of effective learning.
- Indoor and outdoor environment.
- Daily routines.
|Details of staff expertise and professional development/training of staff
- SENCO Induction
- SENCO Level two training
- An introduction to the SEND Code of Practice
- Child protection
- Prevent agenda
- Paediatric first aid
- Parent puzzle behaviour training
- Ongoing staff training for all
|Details of effective key working and how it supports individual care and learning
- Parents evening
- Working in partnership with parents
- Homework books
- Differentiation of children’s next steps
- Parents feedback
- Inviting parents on trips
|Details of how parents/ carers/children/young people raise any concerns they may have of progress or request for additional support
- Staff are always available to discuss any concerns with regards to their child development
- Parents/carers can request meetings with key person where discussion can take place to support home learning and next steps.
- Parents evening to discuss development.
- Parents to look at children’s profiles anytime
- Parents request for additional support.
|Details of opportunities for children and young people to have a voice
- To listen to children, ask them what they would like to do.
- Get children involved.
- Give children choices.
- Praise children.
- Include stickers and stamps
- Circle time
- Questioning techniques
|Details of medical and personal care procedures/policies
- If a child requires medical or personal care then a care plan is put into place.
- Parents are required to give sufficient written information regarding the child’s medical needs with input from a qualified health professional.
- All staff will then be made aware of children’s medical needs.
- Staff to know signs and symptom to look out for.
- The nursery will only administer medication prescribed by a doctor and 6 months in date.
- Medication has to be signed by parent/carer to give consent for it to be administered.
- Any training that is available to support the child’s medial needs will be accessed.
|Equipment and resources
|Detail what services the setting can access including other educational establishments, health and social care services, children’s centres and early help services
- We work in partnership with Bingley centre
- Early help
- Work in partnership with local schools
- Liaise with speech and language therapists
- Work alongside special needs early years’ service
- B-lingual staff are employed
|Detail what links the setting has with voluntary organisations including support services for parents and carers
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Wolverhampton improving futures
- Chance UK