We offer complimentary settling in sessions over the course of a week starting from 40 minutes up to 2 hours, gradually increasing your child's time here without you. We gather lots of information about your child and your family, along with ther likes and routines to help your little one settle. You & your child will have a key person to work closely with and build key relationships with ensuring firm foundations. We tailor make these sessions to suit you and your child and if he/she requires longer to settle, that's fine!
We have a Special Educational Needs & Disability CoOrdinator (SENDCO) who helps to support children, families and our staff team. The Sendco will liase with outside support agencies such as Portage, Speech & Language teams, Audiology, Paediatricians, Children's nursing team etc.. as necessary. If a child's needs is identified in our care, we can work with families and refer children to relevant sources of additional support. Support would also be implemented in setting via a 'play plan' tool to enable staff to gather information and support a child with bespoke 1:1 care (if required)
We have a member of staff who has completed speech & Language course for under 5's known as ELKLAN (Level 3), we can help to support children with speech and language delay or English as an additional language.
We meet on a regular basis to share children's achievements at a parents meeting and additional meetings may take place to review a child's development sooner if required. Children are supported individually in transitions to and from our setting, from room to room and from setting to your chosen school. Your child's key person will support you ad your child to ensure a smooth transition. When moving onto school we share our tracking information with teachers to ensure that they are ready to receive your child and are fully informed of any additional needs. A child with additional needs may require a statement of need (Educational, health Care Plan - EHCP) our SENDCo will send this off prior to starting school to ensure support is in place before your child starts their school journey.
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