Special Needs Children
Special Educational Needs
The term 'Special Educational Needs' (SEN) has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than most children of the same age.
Many children will have SEN of some kind at some time during their education. KKDC is experienced in this area and is qualified to offer help and support for your child.
If your child has special educational needs, they may need extra help in a range of areas, for example:
- Reading, writing, number work or understanding information
- Expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
- Making friends or relating to adults
- Behaving properly
- Organising themselves
- Some kind of sensory or physical needs which may affect them at day care
KKDC's Special Educational Needs Policy
- All children will be treated as individuals and will be valued equally, regardless of their ability or behaviour;
- All children will be entitled to have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum;
- Children with SEN will be admitted to the nursery school in the same way as set out in our admissions policy;
- A designated SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the nursery's SEN policy;
- All parents/carers will be informed and consulted with regards to their child's educational needs;
- All staff have a responsibility to assist in providing for individual needs and where necessary, consult and work in collaboration with senior staff and authorised outside agencies;
- We are aware of the Special Educational Needs: Code of Practice and constantly strive towards this.
If you wish you to discuss any area of SEN, you may do so with our nursery manager in strict confidence.
"All human beings are born with unique gifts. The healthy functioning of our community depends on its capacity to develop each gift."
Peter Senge – (1947-present) American scientist and director of the Center for Organizational Learning