How do you communicate with the parent / carer whose child has SEND?
We have a website with a settling-in guide online We communicate with parents via email, text, phone and Facebook and in-person meetings Parents considering our setting may visit the setting to discuss how we might meet individual children’s needs We undertake joint developmental summaries working with families Children’s learning journeys and our admissions contract enable parents to share information with our setting in relation to children’s specific needs and any agencies currently working with families Regular newsletters and our website provide information about our curriculum and how parents can support children’s learning at home
How do you help children settle into your setting?
Our website has a settling-in guide online which parents can share with their children prior to entry Our website has a staff page showing the practitioners who work at Jack-in-the-Box and what their responsibilities are including the role of SENCO and Deputy SENCO Children attend settle sessions which can be parent accompanied as needed Parents are advised who their child’s keyperson is when their children enrol Setting practitioners are made aware of children’s individual needs prior to children starting at the setting and any support strategies that are in place
What help and support does your setting offer to children with SEND as they move rooms or move on to school?
A new starter pack provides parents with information about our setting and signposts to parents to our website support materials Bespoke transition meetings with parents, schools and other supporting agencies are held prior to children moving on to school to share information and strategies to enable schools to consider what systems and resources will be needed to be put in place ready for transition Transfer records are provided to schools along with any supporting documentation that the setting has.
How do you find out how each child likes to learn?
Regular observations and assessments and working with supporting agencies help us identify children’s progress, their individual needs and plan teaching strategies to meet the needs of individual children. We use a play based curriculum to support children’s development across all areas of learning and development. We use both our indoor and outdoor environments effectively to support children’s learning styles.
Inclusive practice / SEND training and expertise within this organisation
Practitioners are well trained and have experience of working with children with SEND We use signed spoken English in our setting Practitioners have undertaken a range of SEND training including Incredible Beginnings, Autism Awareness and speech and language training.
The information in this SEND Local Offer was completed on 25/05/2021.