Inclusion, SEN and Disability
Taywood Nursery School is committed to treating everyone as individuals. This includes children, staff, families and visitors. We believe that equality at our nursery should permeate all aspects of nursery life and is the responsibility of every member of the nursery and wider community. Every member of the nursery community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth.
At our nursery, equality is a key principle for treating all people fairly and creating a society in which everyone has the opportunity to fulfill their potential irrespective of their gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or other recognised area of discrimination.
We follow the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
Our aim is to ensure that Equality is embedded throughout our practice. We plan to undertake the Lancashire Equality Mark in 2022-23.
Special Educational Needs
SENCo - Val Stephenson
Children who have needs which are 'additional to' or 'different from' other children will be supported individually by their key person with the support and involvement of their parents/carers. These include physical disabilities as well as children with recognised talents or abilities.
Where children's needs can be met through a differentiated curriculum, this will be provided for them by the nursery; observations and records will ensure that the child's needs continue to be met. Should there be any concerns that there is little or no progress then, with parental permission, we will seek advice from other professionals. Parents will be fully involved in this process and any actions resulting from it, such as speech and language therapy or one-to-one support.
Please see link to our Provision map below.
For further information regarding how the local authority support children with additional educational needs, follow the link to the Lancashire County Council website where you can find information, advice and support.
To meet the requirements of the new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms we have published our SEND Report which outlines the nursery's support for children with additional needs.
Provision for children with English as an additional language (EAL)
We undertake to make appropriate provision for all EAL children to ensure they can access the nursery's curriculum and environment. This includes using Makaton signs to support communication and develop vocabulary and working closely with parents to ensure that the development of the home language is as expected for their age and stage of development.
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