SEND Offer



How does the setting know if children need extra help and what should I do if I Think my child may have special educational needs?


At The Beeches Montessori all 2 Year old children will undergo a 2 year check once they have been in the setting for approx. 8 weeks. Children are allocated a Key- Person and it is that person who supports your child as they settle in and takes formal observations. Staff regularly communicate on a daily basis and share concerns they observe with a particular child even if it is not their Key Child, information is shared with the Manager and SENCO. Concerns will be discussed with parents in the first instance and the help of outside specialists and agencies maybe sought.


How will early years setting staff support my child?


All children require 1.1 support at time and this is given when necessary. If a child is considered to require more support the SENCO will consult with key-person and make some assessments, write an ISP (Individual Support Plan) with the information discussed, allocate a member of staff to act in a 1.1 capacity. Parents are involved at every stage. ISP’s. ISP’s may be written with input of specialists ie physiotherapist, SALT (Speech and Language Therapist) etc. At transition time all records would be discussed at the meeting with the new school.


How will the curriculum be matched to meet my child’s needs?


ISP’s are written for children to reflect their own stage within learning and paced accordingly. Staff are trained, if necessary to be able to cater for children with specific requirements. Similarly where appropriate specialist equipment will be purchased ie toys and resources etc.


How will both you and I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?


We hold parent formal consultations twice in the academic year at morning drop off which works well for our setting but are flexible with times if the need arises. We will look at where your child is in the early year’s foundation stage within their learning journey. Weekly observations which come home in your child’s green bag and the areas they have covered. We look at the child’s starting points on joining the setting and later on parents receive a review where they are also asked to contribute. All new children have an early year’s language monitoring tool which is completed by parents as well. We will also give advice how you can support at home. We also have weekend bags and holiday bags which we send home periodically.


What support will there be for my child’s overall wellbeing?


All staff hold a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate however, children with particular medicine Need’s will have a care plan with the specific requirements and staff will be trained to cater for

their particular needs. Instructions for medication will be given by parents/carers on how to administer to staff verbally and recorded in the medicine folder they will sign to give permission. The time, date and dosage will be recorded and signed in the setting by with the member of staff who administered medicine and the witness who checked the dosage. The nursery has a behaviour policy which is adhered to by staff giving continuity and Consistency of care. The children’s views and ideas are regularly incorporated in to planning.


What specialist services and expertise are available or accessed by the setting?


Staff have a good knowledge and expertise and continue to partake in regular training to meet the demands of the nursery. The setting regularly accesses the support of SALT, Occupational   Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Physiotherapists and our Surrey SEND Support Team.


What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had or are having?


The Manager and Deputy Manager (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) have undergone training. Our Support Worker has completed training for Autistic Spectrum Disorder course to enhance her knowledge. Staff are advised how to lift and move with a child with SEND.


How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom and on school trips?


The Support worker will be on a 1.1 basis with the Child they are supporting to access the outside activities and engage with their peers. Parents normally attend outside trips in order for us to have the correct ratios. Support worker or teacher would help where required.


How accessible is the setting environment?


The Pavilion is on one level with no steps to access and a wide corridor. It has a disabled toilet and shower. The double doors to the outside play area give easy access. We can sometimes get extra funding for additional equipment through our Inclusion Grant.


How will the setting prepare and support my child to join the setting, transfer to a new setting or their next stage of education and life?


Children starting the nursery participate in our settling in process to help familiarise the child, parent/carer with their key worker and the child’s individual needs can be discussed.  We encourage them to bring in a special box with things for them to talk about with their key worker.


How is the decision made about what type of support my child will receive?


As a child settles into nursery the manager and parent/carer will talk through the child’s specific requirements, and observations on the child and input of other staff in the nursery during the settling in process. We set up an ISP (Individual Support Plan) and will decide if this continues and we also make the decision to bring in outside agencies. We will have regular 6 weekly meetings with parents during this process. During this time the Progress check at two will have taken place in most cases.


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Beeches Ofsted Report 2018

We are extremely pleased with the results of the report and wish to thank all our parents/carers, children and their family members who are involved with us for your continued support. We look forward to the continued success of the nursery as we strive for excellence.

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