Ash House Nursery Setting Offer
At Ash House Nursery, we are committed to the inclusion of all children and believe that children have the right to be cared for and educated alongside their peers. This enables them to develop to their full potential through positive experiences and high quality provision.
'All children are individuals and they learn in different ways and at different rates' (EYFS 2012)
Therefore, all children are entitled to an education that enables them to:
-Achieve the best possible educational, social and emotional outcomes
-Have their own and their parent’s individual expectations and aspirations listened to and acted upon so that agreed strategies and goals are set
-Become confident young children with a growing ability to communicate their own views and are ready to make the transition into compulsory education; (Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0-25, 2014)
At Ash House Nursery, we have regard for the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014 and understand it works closely with the Equality Act 2010. We follow the graduated approach to early identification and support and at each stage we Assess, Plan, Do, and Review.
At Ash House Nursery, we provide high quality provision through our learning environment, planning, skilled practitioners, and range of resources and learning experiences. We understand that some children may require additional support. If through our observations and monitoring, we feel that your child may need additional support we will firstly talk to you and share our concerns. This will be done sensitively listening to your views and wishes always.
It may be that after having a chance to talk together, we decide to provide some additional activities through a Person-Centred Plan and/or a Play Plan. We will monitor and observe your child closely and if improvements and progress are noted then we may continue with this approach for a while to support your child in our setting.
However, from our conversations we may decide together that we need to seek specialist advice and support from other professionals. A referral will be made to our Early Years Intervention Officer who will guide the setting and support you with what steps are needed next to support your child. If other professionals are involved a multi-agency meeting may be called at the setting.
During this meeting, you will be asked about your views and what aspirations you have for your child. Strategies will be put in place and additional funding may be recommended to allow further support to be given. An Additional Support Plan will be required before this can happen, this will set out the individual needs of your child and contain your views and wishes as parents. This support plan brings expertise together from Education, Health, and Social Care and states clear targets and strategies to help your child progress.
If parents and professionals feel further assessment is required it may be appropriate to request an Education, Health and Care Assessment which is carried out by the Local Authority (LA). This may result in your child obtaining an Educational, Health Care Plan. More information may be obtained from: www.localofferwirral.org
At each stage of the process we understand that parents must be involved in the planning of any additional support offered to their child. We will support all parents at every stage of this process and we are committed to working alongside you and other professionals so that together we achieve high aspirations and expectations for the children in our setting.