SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS:
At Bright Sparks, we strive to ensure that we meet the needs of each individual child. In the event of a child having a medical or special educational need, guidance and advice will be sought from the parents, outside advisors and relevant professional bodies (in accordance with the SEN and Disability Act 2001). If it is felt that a child’s needs cannot be met within the Pre-school without the support of a one-to-one worker, funding will be sought to employ one.Our observation/assessment system, which operates in conjunction with Parents, enables us to monitor children’s needs and progress on an individual basis.
Whenever possible, our staff attend in-service training on Special Needs as arranged by the Pre-school Learning Alliance, EYDCP and other professional bodies. The setting works to the requirements of the 1993 Education Act and the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001).
PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS:
Bright Sparks Pre-school recognises parents/carers as the first and most important educators of their children. Children thrive on consistency and we ask that Parents and Staff work together to provide this both at home and Pre-school. By regular discussions, awareness of your child’s development and completion of an online journal called “Tapestry”, we aim to work together to help your child reach his/her full potential in all areas. Wherever appropriate, we work together with professionals from other agencies such as local and community health and social services to identify needs and provide the best learning opportunities for your child.
Various events and fundraising activities are organised throughout the year and we welcome the participation of all Parents/Carers. Similarly, if you have a particular skill or interest that you feel would be of interest to the children (e.g. cooking, sewing, art or craft) you will be most welcome to share this with the children Please speak to a member of staff to arrange a convenient day and time.