We focus on each child as an individual. We observe children engaging in play and exploring their environment so we can gather evidence of their progress and development. With this information we can support their learning and plan activities to help them develop further.
We aim to idenify any special educational needs early so we can put in place any support needed. We will focus on these broad areas (set out in The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice):
Communication and interaction
Cognition and learning
Social, emotional and mental health
Sensory and/or physical needs
We always provide support for children and their families. Where English is an additional lanugage. We work with EMAS (Ethnic Minority Achievement Service) to support bilingualism. EMAS is a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants, bilingual liaison workers and home school liaison workers.
We aim to support all families in any way we can. We can pass on parenting advice if needed and we work together with parents/carers to support their child's well being. We always have information for families to view in our entrance hall and on our notice boards.
We include all children and their families into our setting. We encourage the involvement of parents and carers if they would like to help in any way.
All children will be allocated a Key Person to help them settle in.The Key Person will work with each child's family to find out about their child's likes and dislikes and their personal needs.This way we can plan activities that will interest them and help them feel at home with us.
We value the information parents and carers can provide on their child. The more we learn about a child the easier it is for us to settle them and help them feel secure and be ready to learn. We spend lots of time settling children and working with their family to understand each child's needs.
We look at how we can provide an exciting learning environment that is inclusive to all children.