The Government explain that their vision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is the same as for all children and young people – “that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.”
At Hummingbirds we recognise each child is an individual and will have areas of strength and areas to develop. We respect each child will have different interests, likes and dislikes. We have high expectations for all children and understand children need to feel safe, happy, relaxed and motivated in order to learn and develop through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.
On arrival to nursery each child will have a keyworker; they will be responsible for ensuring your child is included with their key group. They will also be responsible, with the support of Parents and other Educators, to identify learning and development needs. We follow the Code of Practice Graduated Response for all children in order to identify what needs to happen next.
At Hummingbirds our SENCo's are Fatima and Zeba. The role of the SENCo is to coordinate extra support that your child may need within the nursery, and arrange for external support services who may observe, give advice and provide support for your child. The SENCO then coordinates review meetings for Early Support Plan and Education Health and Care Plans with parents, carers and external agencies.
We work with a range of external agencies in order to tailor the best possible provision for your child. These include Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Communication & Autism Team, Physiotherapy, Health Visitors and Hospital teams where necessary.
For help, advice and information about the services available for your child or young person from birth to 25 years with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND), please visit the Birmingham Local Offer website.
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For activities, advice, and guidance to support your child in developing their speech, language and other communication skills, please visit the Birmingham Early Years Networks - Parents and Carers website.