How do you communicate with the parent / carer whose child has SEND?
All parents have unique vital knowledge about their child’s needs. A positive relationship build on mutual trust, support, respect and compassion is an essential underpinning for discussions on their child’s development and progress. Supporting difficult times and celebrating milestones, we share information such as events of the day, observations, photographs, texts or chatting at drop off/pick up times.
How do you help children settle into your setting?
Parents/carers and child are invited to visit my setting for settling in sessions, prior to their start date to introduce with myself and my setting. This is an initial opportunity for parents to share their child’s individual needs, interests, abilities and starting points on a development form is encouraged to fill in to identify any concerns.
What help and support does your setting offer to children with SEND as they move rooms or move on to school?
My SENCO training is updated every three years with policies and procedures in place. I work closely with parents and other agencies/professionals such as my Early Years Advisor, Speech and Language Therapists and Health Visitors. Personal plans and activities can be made around their abilities and their individual interests. When a child is ready to transition to school, I’m invited into the school with completed supporting transition documents to ensure a smooth transition with their new teacher.
How do you find out how each child likes to learn?
Parents are encouraged to share interests, achievements, activities from home and comment on progress made on their observations, termly reports and learning journeys.
Inclusive practice / SEND training and expertise within this organisation
CPD training, SENCO, Safeguarding, Speech and Language, Level 2 autism, Level 2 behaviour management, Level 3 childcare.
The information in this SEND Local Offer was completed on 23/05/2021