Transition into nursery for children with SEN is planned in advance through consultation with parents. Sometimes shorter sessions are planned initially to enable the child (and the family) to gain confidence in the nursery. Groupings are planned in advance, and where possible, children with SEN are taught in smaller groups
How we support children/young people with SEN moving between classes in our school
If children with SEN are moving from the Two Year Old room to the main nursery room, visits to the room are built into the daily routine well in advance to enable the child to build relationships with the staff and familiarise themselves with the environment.
How we support children/young people with SEN leaving our school
As soon as possible, key workers of SEND children will discuss the options available to parents when choosing a school for their child and it is possible for staff to visit settings alongside parents to give advice and support.
We arrange extra support and visits for pupils with SEN, in liaison with their chosen primary school. We will also arrange meetings with the primary school staff, families and nursery staff to ensure that transition is as smooth as possible. In the summer term before children transfer to their new school we organise transition visits with the schools. This involves a member of staff from the new school visiting the nursery, to introduce themselves to the children. This is then followed up by visit/s to the new school to meet the staff, see the rooms and help them to become familiar with the new environment and the staff.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the nursery to arrange an appointment.