Article 29: Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child's respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.  

Article 23: A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life in conditions that promote dignity, independence and an active role in the community. Governments must do all they can to provide free care and assistance to children with a disability. 

At Edith Cadbury Nursery School we follow the Government Guidelines which have been outlined in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2015 (please follow the link below for further details). 

SEND Code of Practice 2015

The Government explain that their Vision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is the same as for all children and young people – “that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.” 

At Edith Cadbury we recognise each child is an individual and will have areas of strength and areas to develop. We respect each child will have different interests, likes and dislikes. We have high expectations for all children and understand children need to feel safe, happy, relaxed and motivated in order to learn and develop through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.

On arrival to nursery each child will have a keyworker; they will be responsible for ensuring your child is included within a family group. They will also be responsible, with the support of Parents and other Educators, to identify learning and development needs. We follow the Code of Practice Graduated Response (please see our Local Offer for further details) for all children in order to identify what needs to happen next. 

Our Educators have experience of working with children with a broad range of needs and are skilled at making any necessary adaptations with the support of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo).

At Edith Cadbury our SENCo is Mrs Chantel Needle (c/o Highters Heath Nursery School), our on site SENCo support is Miss Jean Burke. The role of the SENCo is to coordinate extra support that your child may need within the school, and arrange for external support services who may observe, give advice and provide support for your child. The SENCO then coordinates review meetings for Early Support Plan and Education Health and Care Plans with parents, carers and external agencies.

We work with a range of external agencies in order to tailor the best possible provision for your child. These include Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapy, Communication & Autism Team, Physiotherapy, Health Visitors and Hospital teams where necessary. 

For more specific information about our school approach, please see our Special Educational Needs policy, which can be found on our Policies page and below.


SEN report 2022

SEND Policy 2021