Special Educational Needs Support
Here at Littleleaps we are committed in providing excellent care to all children.
To support children with additional needs and the delivery of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice (2015) we have implemented a nursery Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo).
Our SENDCo continually attends ongoing training opportunities to develop her knowledge and keep up to date with current guidance and legislation. The SENDCo support's the key person, child and families to ensure that the child’s individual needs are met.
Our staff regularly liaise with other professionals (with the parents consent) to gain further advise in supporting each individual child.
The SENDCo will provide personal plans for each individual child based around their abilities, needs and interests. Staff will work collaboratively to ensure that these targets and strategies are implemented. These plans will be reviewed by the SENDCo, key person and the child’s parents to update plans and ensure they are supporting the child appropriately.
If you wish to discuss anything further and have any questions our staff are readily available to give further information or advice.
There are several services to help support parents including:
Lincolnshire Local offer
The Local Offer, as with the rest of the Family Services Directory, is provided to help you find services more easily. You should always check services and activities are suitable for your needs and those of your family.
The Local Offer is for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and their families. It will also help professionals working with families to find the right information.
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Lincolnshire Parent Carers Forum (LPCF)
LPCF is a registered Charity supporting parents and carers of children with disabilities and SEN in Lincolnshire through its parent carer forum. LPCF are responsible for representing the views of a wider group of parents and carers through their Parent Carer Forum.
Their main remit is to collect, collate and represent the views of parent carers from a variety of sources and use the information and ensure these are fed back to service providers with a view to improve the quality, range and accessibility of services.
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Liaise is a free, confidential and impartial Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information and Support Service for Lincolnshire. They offer information and advice about SEN and Disabilities to parents, young people and children (0-25).
They provide initial help and support via telephone and email. and have a confidential Helpline for parents and young people. If you need further help and support a Liaise Caseworker can be allocated.
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Lincolnshire Children's Therapy Services
Each child is unique and individual, and will develop skills at different rates. If your child is having difficulty developing certain skills they may benefit from specialist assessment, support and advice from this service.
The Children’s Therapy Service is an integrated team made up of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and therapy assistants. They provide specialist therapy services for children and young people, between the ages of 0 -19, to support them to achieve their potential. They work all across the county of Lincolnshire in a variety of locations.
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First call provides advice, activities and strategies in supporting work with children experiencing speech, language and communication difficulties. These focus on:
Attention and engagement
Attention and listening
Means, reasons and opportunities
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