In Bunny Tales, your child’s key person, and/or SENCO, will support your child by:
- Each child having a key person who supports them while they are at nursery.
- Complete observations and photos of the children engaged in activities, and use these to address any areas of support that is needed, put individual plans into place, and review accordingly, with the help of the settings SENCO. These plans are updated when needed.
- We will work closely with your child for small group activities and one-to-one sessions, providing resources and using information and ideas shared from outside agencies such as speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, inclusion advisors.
- Staff will work closely with all involved to help support the individual needs of the children, change, and adapt them as needed. This is shown in individual plans, and daily activities will be adapted to meet the needs of all children.
- Any physical environmental needs that require changing or considering will be looked at, and risk assessments, ways to move furniture to be able to accommodate the needs of the child and support their learning, will be completed.
- In our nursery we have visual timetables which help the children know what they are doing during the day, and what they can expect to happen.
- Completing plans that allow your child to learn and develop at their own pace with opportunities to extend their learning identified, to scaffold their learning through play, and help each child reach their full potential while at nursery.
- Recording your child’s progress in their learning journal.
- Completing progress reports, and two year old checks. There checks are completed in conjunction with parents/carers.
- Filling in your child’s daily diary, sharing their day with you. The daily diary is a two way communication between the nursery and home, and we encourage parent/carers to share information about their time away from nursery. This allows us to extend your child’s learning, and enables us to learn from you about your child, and their interests and development
- Sharing information with you, written and verbal feedback, progress reports, parent meetings, observations that are recorded, and identify any areas that require extra support in the nursery.
- Logging observations from yourselves, and any other significant adults in your child’s life.
- Ensuring your child’s wellbeing is maintained and supported relevantly.
- Ensuring your child has access, and progresses through, the curriculum, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), by planning activities that are based on their interests, for all children to experience and access if they wish to, with each activity being adapted, and offering room for differentiation, to meet individual needs e.g. having a range of puzzles available, from peg board puzzles to 10 piece puzzles.
- Administering any prescribed medication your child may require.
Our Bunny Tales team have childcare qualifications and a broad knowledge of the EYFS, planning for children and child development. All staff attend yearly training which includes safeguarding children, manual handling, fire safety, and hold first aid, and food safety certificates.
Our SENCO has had training in special educational needs, and have experience with additional needs, and are able to work closely with individual children, their families and any outside agencies. All staff at the nursery has knowledge of supporting children with SEN.