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Children with Special Educational Needs & Disability

  • Saplings is a fully inclusive setting able to meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

  • We have experienced special educational needs coordinators (SENCO)

  • Our building is accessible for wheelchair users

  • Parking is available on site

  • Staff attend Makaton workshops on a regular basis to enable them to communicate effectively

  • We have a positive approach to supporting behaviour

  • Staff receive professional develop in speech & language and autism

  • We have an Equality Named Coordinator, who works closely with Linda to ensure we are fully inclusive, in all aspects of equality. We involve all staff in making Saplings an inclusive setting. 

  • We have been awarded Essex Early Language EELCA Silver Award. The aim of this Award is to recognise a setting’s excellence in supporting and developing young children’s language and communication skills.

  • We have experience of supporting children with physical disabilities

  • We have experience of supporting children with allergies and special dietary requirements

  • Staff have Safeguarding, First Aid, Food Hygiene training regularly

  • We are committed to working in partnership with Parents/Carers

  • We follow the principles of Early Support and will engage actively with parents, carers and outside agencies to assist children in our care to reach their full potential

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