Special Educational Needs

As part of the settings policy to make sure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take account of any special needs a child may have.

The setting works to the requirements of the 1993 Education Act and The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2000).

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Jackie Keynes

The number of adults present in the pre-school enables us to provide individual attention for each child. Each child is able to progress at their own pace in all areas of development. All staff work closely together with the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) – who liaises with professionals across the range of special needs. If you wish to discuss the group’s ability to meet your own child’s special needs please talk to the pre-school supervisor, SENCO, or your child’s key person.

The Government has asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND). This is known as the Local Offer.

At Yateley Community Pre-school we are committed to the inclusion of all children in our setting. We recognize the diverse and individual needs of all of our children and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and do our utmost to support these children.

Click here to go to the Hampshire County Council website to find out more.

See also: Policy 9.2 Supporting children with special educational needs