Special Needs

Special PlayChildren with all levels of ability can enjoy the opportunities we offer at Wellingborough Day Nursery. If your baby or toddler has special needs we will help your child reach their full potential, whilst providing you with very necessary respite or time to work.

Our staff team includes a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (known as a SENCo) who is trained to liaise between you and outside agencies as necessary.

Before your child’s first day, we can arrange a pre-admission meeting at nursery. As well as yourselves, the nursery manager, your child’s key person and the SENCo, we can also invite your child’s GP, health visitor and paediatrician, for example. We’ve found that an hour or so spent talking about your child’s individual needs at this stage can be invaluable in the coming weeks and months and gives us time to arrange any staff training or specialist equipment before their first day.

Once your little one has started, the support continues. Your child’s designated health professionals can make appointments to work with your child at nursery and if necessary, they will train our staff in relevant procedures. Your child’s needs may change over time, but we will continue to work with you to ensure those needs are met.

Below are examples of conditions which our staff have successfully supported in nursery children:

  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Learning difficulties
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Spinal problems
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hearing impairments
  • Vision impairments
  • Speech development problems

…and many undiagnosed conditions.

You may be entitled to extra help with childcare costs for your disabled child.

Still not sure? Learn more about educating children with special needs.