SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES
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EARLY YEARS EDUCATION PROVIDER NAME:
Rainbows End Child Care
OFSTED UNIQUE REFERENCE NUMBER:
CONFIRMATION THAT ‘CO-PRODUCTION’ HAS TAKEN PLACE WITH PARENTS, CARERS, STAKEHOLDERS: YES
LOCAL OFFER SUBMITTED BY: Paula White
1. How does the early years setting know if
children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have
special educational needs or disabilities?
In my setting all children between 0-5 are assessed, monitored and observed in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. I use a database to track and plan each child’s progress against the EYFS outcomes. This allows me to easily identify when/if a child needs any extra help.
With the parents involvement I carry out a 2 Year Progress Check. This check highlights any concerns and/or areas of high achievement.
I regularly share with parents a summary of progress in the EYFS and hold informal chats at the start and end of each session.
I implement my Special Educational Needs Policy.
I welcome parents sharing reports from health care professionals, such as health visitors, speech and language therapists in order that I can plan appropriately to meet children's needs.
I can seek support and advice from the Early Years Advisory Teacher at West Sussex FIRST (Facilitating Inclusion through Reflection, Support and Training). Parents’ permission for First involvement is always sought.I would create a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) individual Child support plan.
I provide Government Funded Early Years Education places for eligible 2 year olds, and 3 & 4 year olds. https://www.gov.uk/free-early-educationI access the local toy library for resources for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and provide as many quality resources for sensory play as possible. For example, amongst many resources there is a light table, aqua beads and treasure baskets available.
I am available to discuss your child’s needs, progress or concerns you may have, face to face or by telephone if you would prefer on 01243 788219.
I have a web site http://www.rainbowsendchildcare.com/
The West Sussex Family Information Service, the Local Children’s Centre, Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists, Portage would be able to provide advice and information.
The Local Authority’s Local Offer can be found on the West Sussex County Council Family Information Service website http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/learning/special_educational_needs_sen/local_offer.aspx
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