What systems and strategies do you have in place to identify children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)?
My ongoing observations of children’s progress are shared with parents. BCP Council Childcare Officers can be contacted on a no-name basis with any early concerns and for advice. Parental consent would be obtained for advice for a specific child and further support can be sought from the ELIT– Early Learning and Inclusion Team
How will you support my child? How will you communicate effectively with me?
I would put in place a SEN support plan which can be used to plan SMART targets (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely). The support plan is devised with parents and advice about how to support their child with these targets are shared. The support plan is reviewed by parents and childminder after an agreed time.
How will the teaching and learning be matched to my child’s needs?
I communicate with parents about child’s interests and abilities and any challenges they have and plan for the child’s stage/not age to support their learning and next steps
How will you know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?
I will offer support where needed by regular observations to record and then plan activities to check progress – this will be shared with parents who will be involved when planning the support for the child.
What support will you provide for my child’s overall wellbeing?
I will support the child to settle by making sure all other children get to know the child and understand the child’s needs. I will adapt activities and outings to ensure inclusion.
What specialist services and expertise are available?
I have access to other services: from BCP Council including the, Early Learning Inclusion Team, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy,
What training do you have or are you receiving to support children with SEND?
I have a Level 3 EY Childcare Qualification
How will you include my child in activities outside the setting, including trips?
I will ensure I have the appropriate car seats/pushchair suitable for their needs. Outings and activities are risk assessed, planned and adapted, ensuring a suitable adult/child ratio is available (this may be higher than the 1/3 ratio stated in the statutory requirements depending on the needs of the child).
How accessible and welcoming is your setting?
As my setting is not wheelchair accessible, my setting is not suitable for providing care for older children with severe physical disabilities. My setting is light and spacious, and is well resourced both inside and out and a welcoming all-inclusive setting, although due to its size, my toilet may not be accessible to all.
How will you prepare and support my child to join the setting or to transfer to another setting/school?
I always suggest an informal visit to my setting to look at the layout, what I can offer and what you as a parent need. At this meeting we can discuss the support and needs your child may require.
How much support will my child receive and how are decisions made?
I will aim to provide as much support as your child needs and that I can realistically provide. At my setting I work within the OFSTED rules of three children to one adult ratio. This does mean that my care is shared between all the children I look after and therefore I must bear this in mind when accepting any new families.
Who can I contact for further information about my child?
Please contact me for more information
What can I do if I’m not happy with your provision for my child?
Please discuss any concerns directly with either me in the first instance, I welcome feedback on how I am supporting and looking after your child and would always ask for any worries to be brought to my attention. Should this not resolve the problem I have a complaints procedure which we would follow
How can I arrange a visit to your setting? What is involved?
Please call to arrange a mutually convenient time.