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Support for Pre-Schools

Using my skills as a Specialist Teacher and more recently as the Early Years SEND Lead Teacher for Medway I am able to provide a comprehensive training programme that can be tailored to meet the needs of the children you are supporting and also to support staff with their professional development and confidence to work with children with a range of SEND needs.

Services Small Steps to Learning can provide:
I can offer bespoke training sessions for all staff to highlight the importance of the Whole Staff Approach, as required in the Code of Practice. This could be whole staff training sessions for half a day, a full day or a twilight session depending on your individual needs.

Some possible areas to develop:

How best to support children who may present with challenging behaviour
We can look at your behaviour policy, the challenges faced by staff, how you manage challenging behaviour, strategies and interventions to support children, methods of recording support, issues around physical intervention and how to work in partnership with parents.

How best to use your environment and resources to support children with SEND
If appropriate we can do an audit of resources / environment - looking at what is working well to ensure resources are used to their fullest. I can provide a practical workshop to equipt staff with a wide range of ideas to implement with the children at your setting.

Supporting SEND children to access the EYFS curriculum
Identifying children with SEND, planning a support programme, setting appropriate targets, moderation of judgements made, referring to outside agencies and working with parents.

Above are a few suggestions but you may have different needs at your setting which I can discuss with you and then devise a training programme to suit.

Visits to support educational planning
With parental consent I can visit the setting where I can offer advice and guidance on support programmes for individual children. I can model activities helping staff feel more confident in supporting a child. I can help interpret recommendations from other professionals and how best to implement these into a child's programme of support. I can provide reports to summarise my intervention to support educational planning. If required I can undertake a more thorough observation of a child and produce a detailed report. This may be needed for transition to school or to support a request for consideration of an EHC plan.

Thus I can provide a package of support tailored to meet the needs of your individual setting.

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