Inclusion

Kiddywinks will provide high quality care to all children without regard to race, gender, physical or emotional needs.

We have appointed a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), a carefully selected member of our team, who has already undertaken special training or is currently in the process of training for this important role. The management of Kiddywinks nursery will provide full support to the member of staff who is given this role.

We are aware of the need of extra support that a child with special educational needs or disabilities may require, in this situation financial planning will allow the employment of extra staff to cover the specialist care required.

 

We endeavor to operate a service, which is inclusive to all. We recognise that some children have special needs. As a nursery we play a crucial part in children’s education. Kiddywinks will provide high quality care to all children without regard to race, gender, physical or emotional needs.

 

Principles

We will take notice of the codes of practice 2001.

We will work closely with staff from other agencies such as local and community health services.

We will work towards ensuring the best possible learning outcome for each individual child.

We will work with parents, to keep them fully informed about their child’s needs.

We recognise that all children have the right to be involved in decision making and to exercise their choice.

 

Procedures

We will ensure the provision for a child with SEN will match the nature of their needs.

We will record and monitor the child’s needs.

We will share information with parents and staff from other agencies as appropriate.

We will keep individual education plans (IEP’s) for children with special educational needs.

Information on the IEP’s will be discussed in full with the parents.

 

Communication with parents is vital at all stages and is paramount in any successful case. We will ensure this is accomplished.