SEN Care

As part of our obligations to the development and support of your childs education, we also look to provide additional support for children who ​require SEN Support (Special Educational Needs)

Below are some key FAQ's around SEN and the provision of SEN in our nurseries

Frequently asked questions

Who is the best to talk to about my child’s difficulties with learning / special educational needs?

Your first port of call would be to discuss any concerns that you have with your childs key worker. The Keyworker is responsible for: Planning activities and assessing your child’s progress They ensure that any additional resources, support or adaptations to the curriculum enable all children to be included in the learning If you have any further questions or concerns you can also look to speak with our SEN Co-ordinator who is responsible for the implemementation of our SEN Policies or the Nursery Group Manager Sue Cawthorne. The SENco for each Nursery is listed below:- Bridges Nursery:- Madeline Richardson and Lauren Cousins Heaton Nursery:- Lorraine Barrett Grange road Nursery:- Hannah Wilson Lonsdale Nursery:- Hannah Wilson The New Mulberry Bush Nursery:- Katie Renwick

How can I let the nursery know I am concerned about my child’s progress in school?

We will always look to make our selves availble to discuss any concerns that you have regarding your child. When dropping off your child this is an opportunity for a brief conversation with your child’s key worker about day to day concerns Alternatively, you can make an appointment to speak to your child’s key worker or SENCo

How are the keyworkers in nurseryhelped to work with children with an SEN and what training do they have?

The SENCo’s role is to support the Key Worker in planning for children with SEN We look to provide additional training and support in response to children’s needs, for all staff to improve the teaching and learning of children including those with SEN

What if my child has medical needs?

If a child has a medical need then a detailed care plan is compiled in consultation with parents/carers. Plans are discussed with all staff and receive appropriate training on an annual basis Where necessary and in agreement with parents/ carers medicines are administered in but only where signed Medication consent form is in place to ensure the safety of both child and staff member Risk assessments are completed to support children with complex medical needs All our staff are first aid trained and hace completed the Millies Mark Award accredited training