Jack and Jill Pre-school provides an environment in which all children are included, valued and supported to reach their full potential through an effective learning programme. We are inclusive to all children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. We recognise that ‘SEND’ refers to children who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Our admissions policy ensures equality of access and opportunity.
Children’s racial, cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds are respected through planning, resources and activities.
We ensure that our physical environment is, as far as possible, suitable for children with SEN or disabilities and provide specialist toys and resources for supporting the learning and development. Local Authority funding can be applied for additional support.
- External and internal ramps
- Wheelchair accessible doors
- Accessible Toilet with handrails and changing facilities
- Quiet room
- Safe and enclosed Outdoor Play area with ramp
- Soft play equipment
- Sensory resources
- Picture Communication Symbols
Our highly qualified team include staff specifically trained in SEN and disabilities. We ensure that in addition to the Pre-school Manager each play room has a Qualified SEN Co working directly with the children. Our practitioners are Makaton trained. Makaton signing used daily throughout our sessions.
Our staff team include:
- Designated Safeguarding Leads
- Qualified SENCo’s
- Makaton trained
- Safeguarding and Welfare Development Co-ordinator
- Child Protection Officers
- Positive Behaviour trained
Links with Parents and other Agencies
We ensure that parents and/or carers are informed at all stages of the assessment, planning, provision and review of their children’s learning and development. We also provide them with information on sources of independent advice and support.
We work in partnership with other agencies such as the Local Authority Early Years Portage and Inclusion Specialist Team, Educational Psychology Service, medical and social services, therapists and Health Visitors in meeting individual children’s needs including transfer arrangements to other settings.
Children with SEN or disabilities and their parents and/or carers are able to access additional support through the designated Special Children’s Centre for North Bristol (The Four Villages Specialist Children and Families Centre at Long Cross).
Tel: 0117 903 0740