A warm welcome to our inclusive community nursery schools and children's centre.
We feel privileged to be part of the unique journey of your child. We strive to build the positive relationships and enabling environment for them to thrive.
Some children may need a little extra help. 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’.
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 Sarah, 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.
Mary Paterson - every Monday
Dorothy Gardner - every Thursday
Please contact Sarah to make an appointment for a phone-call, Zoom or face-to-face chat: email@example.com
Queen's Park Children's Centre Drop-in
Queens Park Children's Centre - every Thursday 1pm - 3pm
Come along for a chat, advice and support on any area of your child's development or wellbeing.
For further information please contact Helen: firstname.lastname@example.org or just drop-in to the children's centre.
Speech, Language and Communication Zoom
Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 1.30pm via Zoom.
An information session and Q&A with our federation Speech and Language Therapist Bhavika.
If you would like to make an appointment to speak to Bhavika at any time for advice about your child's language and communication development please contact Sarah. She is usually in Mary Paterson on Tuesdays and Dorothy Gardner on Thursdays.
Parent drop-in with our Educational Psychologist
Mary Paterson - Tuesday 9th November 2021 AM
Dorothy Gardner - Thursday 25th November 2021 AM
Please email Sarah to book in a slot if you would like to talk through and get advice on any issues (e.g. sleep, behaviour, communication, attention, separation anxiety, siblings) with our EP, Loraine Hancock.
What Speech, Language and Communication Support is Available to my Child?
Your child might be included in one of our supportive targeted groups:
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 Websites - Westminster SEND links
Useful Information and Websites relating to Areas of Speech, Language and Communication Difficultes:
Sarah speaking to Michelle Tan from the Autism Advisory Service
What is autism?
What are some key strategies?