Every child has the right to be cared for and educated, to develop to their full potential alongside their peers through positive experiences, to share opportunities and experiences. We provide a positive and welcoming environment where children are supported according to their individual needs and we work hard to ensure no children are discriminated against or put at a disadvantage.
We are committed to working in partnership with families in order to meet their child’s individual needs and develop to their full potential. We are committed to working with any child who has a specific need and/or disability and making reasonable adjustments to enable every child to make full use of the nursery’s facilities. All children have a right to a broad and well-balanced early learning environment.
Each setting's Practice Manager & Special Education Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) take the lead in this area alongside a selection of practitioners who form a SEND focus group.
Red Bus Nursery & Preschool provides a range of early education and childcare. Our primary aim is to provide high quality, child centred care to children aged between 3 months to 5 years of age using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The nursery is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. All children are welcome regardless of ability, disability, race, religion or culture and are all welcome to play, learn, and develop alongside their peers in a stimulating and safe environment.
Our objective is to make an inclusive provision for all children and we support a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the following ways:
• A SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Disability coordinator). The role of the SENDCo involves:
• Ensuring all practitioners in the setting understand their responsibilities to children with SEND and the setting’s approach to identifying and meeting SEND;
• Advising and supporting colleagues;
• Ensuring parents are closely involved throughout and that their insights inform action taken by the setting; and
• Liaising with professionals or agencies beyond the setting
• Staff who have additional training in areas including supporting speech and language development and autistic spectrum condition and who work closely with health professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
• An augmented staff to child ratio in our daycare provision where additional support is required and funding can be secured.
Questions You May Have:
South Gloucestershire Council Vision is for the Local Offer:
“every child and young person with a special educational need or disability to be given the best chance to succeed in life by enabling them to maximise their potential at school and college and move successfully into adulthood”
At Red Bus this is how we ensure this vision is incorporated into our practice, below is a list of frequently ask questions from parents/carers.
How will you know if my child needs extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have Special Educational Needs?
What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?
How accessible is the setting environment?
How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?
How will you prepare and support my child to join the setting, transfer to a new setting or for the next stage of education?
How will both you and I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?
How are your resources allocated and matched to children’s Special Educational Needs?
How will staff in your setting support my child and how will you communicate to all staff that my child has Special Educational Needs or a disability and the support she/he will need?
How will my child be included in activities outside the setting including visits or outings?
What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by your setting and how do you all work together?
How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?
What training has the staff supporting children with SEND had or are they having?
Who can I contact for further information?
How are parents involved in the setting? How can I be involved? How will you build on your equal partnerships with parent carers?