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 sons speech has developed immensely in the time he's been with you, it must be all the singing!!”