Our policies :: special needs policy

Every child should have the best possible learning opportunity. Some children may have particular needs/disabilities that are recognised.

We support and encourage these children within a caring environment. I will work closely with parents to monitor the child's progress carefully and help provide additional support to meet the child's needs.

If I think a child in my care has a special need I will:

  • Keep observational notes
  • Share these with the child's parents
  • Discuss what support is available
  • Keep all matters confidential

If I am caring for a child with special needs I will include them by:

  • Valuing and acknowledging children's individuality and help them to feel good about themselves
  • Seek information from parents about the child's routines, likes and dislikes
  • Adapting activities to enable children with special needs to take part
  • Consider any risk factors
  • Encourage children's confidence and independence

I will work in partnership with parents and discuss:

  • Agencies that are also involved in the child's support and care
  • Equipment that the child may need
  • Advice or support that will help me to provide the best car possible for their child

I will consider how I can ensure the privacy of a child with special needs whilst continuing to supervise other children in my care.

“My child loves coming to Donna's. He’s become a new child gaining tremendous amounts of confidence”