My child has Special Educational Needs; can he/she come to Windmill Pre-School?

The special needs co-ordinator is an important part of our teaching network. Senco trained staff will always be present within the setting. Please speak to our team if you think you will need the support of a SEN trained member of staff.

We pride ourselves on offering care for all children. Wherever possible, all special needs will be accommodated for.

Would you be able to detect if my child has Special Educational Needs?

If we felt your child was not progressing as they should be, we would speak to you about this as early as possible. We would then decide together how to progress.

If we all felt it was appropriate, the Early Years Inclusion team are happy to help us by supporting individual children and offering guidance to pre-school so that we ensure your child develops in all areas.

Do you have a delegated person in charge of special needs?

Yes, we have a SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordinator who is the Manager of the setting. The SENCO attends ongoing training in all areas of special needs.

My child has a need that you may not have come across before, how do I know that you will cater for him/her appropriately?

We will endeavour to help you and your child as much as possible. If you let us know in advance about your child’s needs, the SENCO (and other staff, if appropriate) will attend any training on offer, research your child’s need as well as contact any other professionals involved in your child’s care prior to him/her starting at Pre-school.

My child requires 1:1 support, can you provide this?

We are able to access funding from the Pre-School Co-ordinating Group in order for us to support your child. The amount of help depends on the specific needs of your child. Please discuss this requirement in advance and we will endeavour to gain any additional support needed.