Brookes University Nursery recognises that every child should be equally valued
and included and has the right to be given the opportunity to achieve their
potential. We therefore welcome all
children, parents and carers into the setting and will endeavour to meet their
nursery has regard for the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations
2014. We have a purpose built nursery
which is fully accessible to all and user friendly but should any further
adaptations be needed then we would take all reasonable steps to do this.
follow the guidance of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of
Practice July 2014 which puts the view and wishes of the child and parents at
the heart of decision making and further actions and support. Once a child has been identified as needing
additional support, in partnership with the parents, an Early Years Support
Plan will be written which sets out
development goals and support strategies stemming from the aspirations of the
family. The setting SENCo will be
responsible for co-ordinating this support and ensuring regular reviews take
place to ensure the effectiveness and impact on the child’s progress. The child’s key person will be responsible
for working with the child on a daily basis and putting the support into
a child will need more comprehensive support if they have not made the expected
progress through Early Support in which case the setting can request an Education,
Health and Care needs assessment by the Local Authority. This may result in an EHC plan being drawn up
after consultation with relevant partner agencies.
setting SENCo is trained to manage the process of recording and monitoring
children with special educational needs.
The SENCo is also there to support parents, carers and staff in the
process and liaising with professionals or agencies beyond the setting.
committed to working in partnership with parents and carers to support children
who have barriers in learning new tasks and skills. Our work with parents and carers is always
confidential and respectful of their wishes. The nursery has high expectations of all
children to develop their individual potential.
We take account of the ascertainable views of the child and record their
feelings and choices through photographs if the child is unable to communicate
review our work with children through regular team meetings and review our
policies at least annually. We liaise
informally with other providers for young children and pass on a written record
of children’s progress to the next setting they attend. We have close contact with our Early Years
Special Educational Needs Inclusion Teacher (EYSENIT) and with others who
support children with special educational needs. We are also able to bid for funding, through
the Inclusion Support Scheme, for additional staff hours (to support the child
in the setting) or for specialist equipment.
have any concerns or queries regarding this policy or the nursery’s Special
Educational Needs’ practice, then please contact the nursery Manager/SENCo
between the hours of 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday. If the Manager/SENCo is unavailable at this
time, then please leave a convenient time for her to call you back to discuss
Nursery Manager and SENCo for the setting is Sarah Hinkin
policy was reviewed in May 2018.
Oxford Brookes University Nursery
John Garne Way
Tel: 01865 485050
The National Business Unit
Tel: 0300 123 1231