At Oxclose Nursery we consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships to ensure the pastoral, medical and social needs of SEND children are met. We are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs. Our nursery is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.
View our Federation Statement of Intent for Supporting Equality for more information.
For any child attending Oxclose Nursery who has additional health/medical needs, a care plan will be written by Mrs Taylor (Head of Nursery) and Miss Bowden (Head of School and SENCO) in close consultation with parents and health care professionals before the child begins to attend the nursery.
The nursery provides disabled toilet facilities. The whole nursery is on one level with ramp access to the main door and Community room. All staff are first aid trained.
We place great important on promoting and supporting a child’s positive social and emotional well-being. We encourage children, parents and carers to speak to key members of staff each day. We are also happy to speak over the telephone to those parents who work during the day. We use CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service) alongside this support where necessary. We always provide staff to accompany the children on their visits to our main feeder schools and members of their school staff liaise closely with us throughout the year, particularly during the Summer Term. We hold regular parents evenings and provide tours of the school.
Looked After Children
Children who are known to be Looked After will have a Personal Education Plan, designed to ensure that their wider educational needs are considered. Being a Looked after child is not in itself an indicator of a child or young person having SEN. Some children may, however, have SEN in addition to these needs. If a Looked After Child also has a SEN or disability, we will work with the Local Authority to carry out assessment in the shortest possible timescale. Addressing a looked after child’s SEN will be a crucial part of avoiding breakdown in their care placement.
The new Code of Practice outlines local authorities’ responsibilities for meeting the special educational needs of looked after children who are placed out-of-authority, and explains how these responsibilities operate. It does not create any new obligations, but decisions made in relation to individual children should be consistent with the operation of the law as described.
To discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the nursery to arrange an appointment.