How Little Walkers day nursery identifies children with Special Educational needs and disabilities

Children and young people 0-25 years

  • First visit/ Induction with Key person, questionnaire to be filled in.
  • Each child has a key person who carries out observations and assessments, these observations are individual to each child and link to the EYFS Curriculum.
  • Child’s key person will seek advice from the nurseries Trained SENCO (Kiran Sandhu) if they have concerns.
  • The SENCO will assess and record the child’s development along with the key person. The key person and SENCO will arrange a private meeting with parents/carers to discuss their child’s development. Parental permission will be needed to get other professional agencies involved. If parents/carers have English as an individual language they will be supported by an interpreter.
How little walkers day nursery will assess, monitor and review children’s special educational needs and disabilities
  • Tracking child development, parents evenings, support from area SENCO.
  • Area SENCO to assess child in nursery and give specialist advice and activities to key person and parents.
  • Meeting will be arranged to review targets and outcomes.
Details of how parents/carers can be involved and how they support their child
  • Parents/carers to attend all meetings and be involved in reviews
  • To follow the agreed outcomes and activities at home with the child
  • Work in partnership with key person and SENCO
  • Home learning and support from the child’s key person and SENCO.
Details of how children’s need are provided (level of impact and support)
  • Parents are encouraged to work together and complete all home learning and activities
  • Parents to keep key person and SENCO informed of any new interests so this can be incorporated into the planning for the child
  • Parents to be invited to regular meetings about the child’s progress, parents can have access to profiles and capturing the journey at any time
  • Parents to be encouraged to add their views and comments to he reports.
  • SENCO to have appropriate SEN training
Names roles, telephone details of key contacts within the nursery
  • Manager- Marie Copp- 01902 343 224
  • Deputy Manager- Kiran Sandhu- 01902 343 224
  • Nursery Special Educational Needs Coordinator- Kiran Sandhu- 01902 343 224
  • Early Help- 01902 555894/ 01902 554242
  • Gem Centre- Speech and Language- 01902 444363
  • Special Needs Early Years’ Service- 01902 558406
  • Children’s Services- 01902 552999
  • Bingley Children’s Centre- 01902 551979
Early Years Foundation Stage
Details of the settings EYFS Offer
  • Implement EYFS Curriculum Birth to five
  • Each child will have a key person who is responsible for observations, capturing the journey, learning and development
  • Activities, experiences, routines and resources and planned provision
  • Within the setting there are signs, posters and information linked to the EYFS.
  • Staff incorporate British Values into planning
  • Communication systems are in place, daily sheets for baby room, daily conversations for toddlers and pre-school, homework books and parents evening.
  • Parent partnerships and when a child turns 2 they will have a two year progress check.
How the EYFS offer is implemented and made accessible to all
  • Work in partnership with parents to identify child’s interests.
  • Create an environment to support learning, for e.g. visual timetable.
  • Two year checks working in partnership with the health visitor and the integration team.
  • Capturing the journeys accessible to parents
  • Adult led activities carried out alongside next steps for each individual child and child choice activities.
  • Characteristics of effective learning.
  • Indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Daily routines.
Details of staff expertise and professional development/training of staff
  • SENCO Induction
  • SENCO Level two training
  • An introduction to the SEND Code of Practice
  • Child protection
  • Prevent agenda
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Parent puzzle behaviour training
  • Ongoing staff training for all
Supporting individuals
Details of effective key working and how it supports individual care and learning
  • Parents evening
  • Working in partnership with parents
  • Homework books
  • Differentiation of children’s next steps
  • Questionnaires
  • Parents feedback
  • Inviting parents on trips
Details of how parents/ carers/children/young people raise any concerns they may have of progress or request for additional support
  • Staff are always available to discuss any concerns with regards to their child development
  • Parents/carers can request meetings with key person where discussion can take place to support home learning and next steps.
  • Parents evening to discuss development.
  • Parents to look at children’s profiles anytime
  • Parents request for additional support.
Details of opportunities for children and young people to have a voice
  • To listen to children, ask them what they would like to do.
  • Get children involved.
  • Give children choices.
  • Praise children.
  • Include stickers and stamps
  • Circle time
  • Questioning techniques
Details of medical and personal care procedures/policies
  • If a child requires medical or personal care then a care plan is put into place.
  • Parents are required to give sufficient written information regarding the child’s medical needs with input from a qualified health professional.
  • All staff will then be made aware of children’s medical needs.
  • Staff to know signs and symptom to look out for.
  • The nursery will only administer medication prescribed by a doctor and 6 months in date.
  • Medication has to be signed by parent/carer to give consent for it to be administered.
  • Any training that is available to support the child’s medial needs will be accessed.
Equipment and resources
Detail what services the setting can access including other educational establishments, health and social care services, children’s centres and early help services
  • We work in partnership with Bingley centre
  • Early help
  • Work in partnership with local schools
  • Liaise with speech and language therapists
  • Work alongside special needs early years’ service
  • B-lingual staff are employed
Detail what links the setting has with voluntary organisations including support services for parents and carers
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Acaz
  • Wolverhampton improving futures
  • Barnardos
  • Chance UK