Meeting Your Needs

Special Educational Needs

Long Marston Preschool is run by experienced, fully qualified staff who strive to meet the individual needs of families and their preschool children.

Our trained and highly experienced Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Anjie Fulford. Our SENCO is always willing to talk with any concerned parent, to offer informal advice, or to provide more information about resources that are available.
Our Special Educational Needs policy describes how the preschool will support children with special educational needs. This may involve planned observations and assessments to learn more about any child we feel has additional needs. We share any findings in open and full consultation with the child’s parents. And with the parents’ permission we may contact outside professionals for further action and support.

Working closely together with support professionals and parents, a provision map may be created to support any child. A provision map would typically involve setting small targets and holding regular review meetings to support an individual child’s development. Our SENCO has also done training in Education and Health Care (EHC) plans if this is required.
The Preschool can approach many external sources of support including for example speech and language therapists. The Preschool will welcome any appropriate professional, with parents consent, to come into the setting to work with a child in our care and the SENCO.

North Yorkshire County Council local offer

The local offer provides useful information for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families. Its purpose is to help families, individuals, groups and organisations find information so that you have more choice and control over what support is right for your family. It covers aspects including education, health, social care and support services in the voluntary and private sector. Visit the website by following this link: NYCC SEND local offer.