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A warm welcome to our inclusive community nursery schools and children's centre.


SEND stands for ‘Special Educational Needs and Disability’ and refers to ‘provision that is different from or additional to that normally available to pupils or students of the same age’. We treat every child as a unique individual and strive to build the positive relationships and enabling environment for them to feel secure and thrive.


Our inclusive approach is shaped by 5 key principles:

  • Every child is unique
  • Positive relationships, including parent partnership
  • Providing an enabling environment 
  • High aspirations for learning and development for all children 
  • Building secure foundations- early identification and support


We use a range of supportive strategies and groups that are evidence-based to have a positive impact on areas of child development- including speech and language, attention, behaviour, emotional regulation, sensory processing and learning. We also work with a range of professional therapists who help to guide our work with your child. A child may require some additional support for a period of time whilst they are with us but this does not necessarily mean they will need ongoing support at primary school. There is strong evidence that shows the positive impact of early intervention and support on long term outcomes.


Please don’t hesitate to talk to us if you have any concerns or would like advice. You can speak to your child’s family worker or to Dan, the federation SENDCo (SEND Co-ordinator) - see details below.


We look forward to speaking to you and working together to provide the very best start for your child. 

What's On 


SENDCo- appointments

Contact Dan, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo), to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about your child and their development: 

or contact Sarah, Head of Inclusion for Mary Paterson and Dorothy Gardner Nursery Schools, on

If your child is in the Treehouse please contact Teresa on:

Parent Drop-in appointments with Educational Psychologist

An opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you might have about your child’s development (for example: learning, communication, interactions, play, behaviour, routines, sleep, parenting tips, SEN)

Contact Dan to book an appointment:

Parent Workshops:





Useful Websites - Westminster SEND links

What Speech, Language and Communication Support is Available to my Child?

Your child may need to be seen by a specialist speech and language therapist in clinic:

Speech and Language Twitter

You can follow the CLCH SLT (speech and language therapy) twitter, where communication tips and resources and shared, using the handle below: 


If you decide you would like to look for a private speech and language therapist you can look here:

Useful Information and Websites relating to Areas of Speech, Language and Communication Difficultes:


Supporting your child with autism and social communication needs at nursery and home: Parent workshop power-point by Loraine Hancock, Educational Psychologist and Sarah Jupe, SENCo

What is Autism?

16% of autistic people and their families think the public understand autism in a meaningful way. We want to change this and create a society that works for ...

Autism and sensory sensitivity

The National Autistic Society's amazing film on sensory sensitivity.*Please note: this film is intended to simulate sensory overload and so features loud, re...

Autism - how does Intensive Interaction help people with ASD?

A short description of the aims and working principals of Intensive Interaction, and the benefits of the approach to people with ASD. There is also some ove...

What is Intensive Interaction?

Many of the young children that I see for Speech and Language Therapy sessions need help to develop the fundamentals of communication. You might call these ...

Potty Training your young child with autism. Toilets - let's flush some!

Potty training can feel like an impossibility but in this workshop we look at the practicalities of getting started and getting it done.

Young people explain stimming | Ambitious about Autism

Watch Ambitious about Autism's Youth Patron explain what stimming is.This video was created thanks to support from MariaMarina Foundation.



Identiplay activity

Sarah speaking to Michelle Tan from the Autism Advisory Service

Still image for this video
What is your role?
What is autism?
What are some key strategies?

What is the social model of disability? - Scope video

In this film, we ask prominent disabled people from the disability community what is the social model of disability, and why is it important to them?The soci...

Cleft Palate

Giving Voice - Cleft Palate & Resonance Disorders

Speech and Language Therapy Transforms Lives.For more information visit-

Developmental Language Disorder

Giving Voice - Specific Speech & Language Impairments

Speech and Language Therapy Transforms Lives.For more information visit-

Hearing Impairment

Introduction to the Series

Made in collaboration with the National Deaf Children's Society. Manually transcribed English subtitles are available for this video (to turn them on, click ...

Giving Voice - Hearing Impairment

Speech and Language Therapy Transforms Lives.For more information visit-


Giving Voice - Stammer & Fluency Problems

Speech and Language Therapy Transforms Lives.For more information visit-

Swallowing Difficulties

Giving Voice - Paediatric Eating & Swallowing

Speech and Language Therapy Transforms Lives.For more information visit-