Special Educational Needs

The Pre-School Special Educational Needs coordinator (SENco) is Angie Baldwin.  We aim to provide equality of opportunity for all the children in our setting; this includes children with special educational needs. The number of adults present in the pre-school enables us to provide some daily individual attention for each child.  Each child is able to progress at his/her own rate in all areas of development, and this is true for children with and without disabilities or learning difficulties. 

We use a range of resources to help all our children settle into their new environment.

A time line is a visual way to help the children with the daily routine.  We have small individual time lines for children who need their routines broken down into small steps.

We use Makaton signing alongside picture prompts to provide children who may struggle to communicate their wants and needs. 

The ‘WOW’  bag is a very useful collection of resources which we use to focus a child’s listening and attention during circle or mat times.  Initially the target for a child may be to sit and listen for a very short period maybe just 60 seconds, we would then hope to extend the period over time.

We are experienced in liaising closely with professionals across a range of special needs.

We operate in accordance with the government’s Code of Practice on special educational needs. 

If you would like to discuss the Pre-School's ability to meet your own child's needs, please talk to the pre-school Senco or your child's keyworker. 

Please see our Special Educational Needs Policy on the Policies and Procedures page.