We aim to make learning a natural/stimulating process, by creating an environment which encourages each child’s independence, through child initiated play and planning for their individual needs.
All children attending Bitterne Manor Pre-School are observed on their learning and development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS 2012). These assessments will identify if your child’s individual needs require additional support. Your child will be monitored and supported by the Pre-School and Outside Agencies (Portage, Area Inclusion Officer, Speech and Language Therapy, Services for Young Children, Children Services, Social Services, Children’s Paediatrician, Foster Services, Occupational Therapist, Medical Family Support Workers, Health Visitors and close links to adjoining Infant Schools) with Parental consent. We operate a Keyperson system “The role of the Keyperson is to help ensure that every child’s care is tailored to meet their individual needs, to help the child become familiar with the setting, offer a settled relationship for the child and build a relationship with their Parents/Carers.” EYFS (2012) in partnership with Parents. Bitterne Manor Pre-School cater for children with special educational needs & disabilities (SEND) such as visual or hearing impairment, diabetes, communication difficulties, behavioural problems, English as an Additional Language and allergies. We cater for the local diverse community and actively involve groups such as families with communication barriers (English as an additional language). We include all families through Inductions, home/school communication books, our open house policy and the completion of a ‘My Unique Child’ booklet upon admission. Bitterne Manor Pre-School have a named Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Behaviour Officer. Bitterne Manor Pre-School’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer is supported by the following Policies: Admissions Policy, Behaviour Management Policy, Complaints, Confidentiality, Data Protection Policy, Equal Opportunity Policy, Health & Hygiene Policy and Practice, Home/Pre-School Agreement, Outings Policy and Procedures, Parental Involvement Policy, Physical Intervention Policy, Risk Assessment Policy, Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures, Safety Policy and Practice, Selecting Play Equipment/Toys, Settling-In Pre-School, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy and Procedures.