Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
St. Vincent’s Nursery is committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment for all children.
We adopt a whole nursery approach to ensure that all your child’s specific needs are met. We believe that as the parent/carer that you hold the key to your child’s success and we embrace working in strong partnership with you to ensure that your child can be supported to meet their full potential
We have close connections and good relationships with a variety of professionals that may be included in your child’s external care package.
E.g The Early Years Inclusion Team, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. If your child has any other professionals involved we will work collaboratively in order to best support you and your child..
All staff and children actively use Signalong within the nursery.
Signalong is a sign supporting system that was developed to help children and adults acquire language skills where there are communication difficulties.
The nursery has 1 Special Educational and Disabilities Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO) who do all they can, along with your support to ensure that St. Vincent’s Nursery is the right place for your child, making sure they have a fulfilling and positive social and educational experience with us.
We have a weekly activity ‘Attention Hillingdon’ which the children call ‘Magic Time’. This is to promote attention, turn taking and listening skills