At The Fledgelings Preschool we promote an atmosphere of Christian love and value in a safe, secure and stimulating environment to develop positive relationships where each unique child can learn and develop following the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance. We work in partnership with parents and provide opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved in your own child's progress.  We can offer individual care and attention made possible by a high ratio of adults to children.  The following is an outline of what we can offer children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Our Local Offer:

  • We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE 2014) to ensure children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe by on-going assessment of children’s progress.
  • We make provision to identify children’s SEN and disabilities and to meet their needs and apply these as early as possible using a graduated approach.
  • Practitioners assess every key child and plan for their learning, do and then review the progress made. 
  • Our early years practitioners review a child’s progress between the age of two and three. This summary will identify the child’s strengths and any areas where the child’s progress is slower than expected.
  • An Action Plan is made, agreeing outcomes with the child at the centre. The plan is implemented and reviewed.
  • We follow the principles of Early Support.
  • We seek out the views of children and believe their contribution is valid towards decision making and making choices.
  • We have a positive approach to supporting behaviour.
  • We have a close working relationship with outside agencies, such as Area SENCO and speech and language therapists.

STAFF, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • We consider ourselves a fully inclusive setting able to meet the needs of children with SEND.
  • Our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) is fully trained and experienced.
  • We are able to support spoken language with basic signs.
  • We have experienced, mature, long serving staff.
  • We usually have a higher ratio of staff above required statutory guidance.
  • We have an ENCO (Equality Named Co-ordinator).
  • Staff are experienced in supporting children with physical disabilities.
  • We are trained in paediatric First Aid.
  • We are trained to support early language development.
  • We are experienced in supporting children with Global Development Delay.
  • We are trained to support children with allergies and to administer an epi-pen.
  • Staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection.
  • We have completed the Inclusion Development Programme:
    • Speech, language and communication needs;
    • Autism;
    • Behaviour, emotional and social difficulties.

ACCESSIBILITY & FACILITIES

  • Our building has two accessible entrances.
  • We have our own private car park with wheelchair access from rear.
  • We are in close proximity of Mildmay Infant and Nursery School.
  • Visual aids, such as timetables, are used daily.
  • We make reasonable adjustments to ensure disabled children are not at a substantial disadvantage to their peers.,

WORKING WITH PARENTS/CARERS

  • We are committed to working with parents/carers in partnership.
  • We work closely with children, families and other settings to ensure a smooth transition to school.
  • We use a one page profile to share information about a child to ensure their well being.
  • We have a positive approach to supporting behaviour.

Contact us for a copy of our policies and further information in supporting children with SEND.