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Nothing is more important than children’s welfare, and safeguarding is paramount in any childcare setting. Our Safeguarding Lead is Danni, who will ensure all staff, committee and visitors comply to safeguarding measures to ensure the wellbeing of all the children at Pre-School.

Child protection is the process of protecting a child identified as suffering from, or potentially suffering from, significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. The term safeguarding is used more broadly and according to the latest government guidance it means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment

  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development

  • Ensuring the children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

For more information, please see our safeguarding leaflet, or visit:

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub telephone number: 0330 500 80 80

                    Children with additional needs

Each child is valued in Pre-School with his/her own special gifts and needs. We work hard to ensure that all children belong. Children with Special Needs are welcomed and we endeavour to provide all necessary support to enable them to fulfil their potential.


Our Special Needs Co-ordinator works closely with parents and all professionals involved in the care of each child and helps to develop a programme of ongoing support, appropriate to each individual child.

Parents or carers may like to talk through any issues of particular concern with the staff or Special Needs Co-ordinator (Sam) before their child begins.


Sam is our fully accredited language lead, undertaking a level 3 award in Supporting Children's Speech and Language Development. Her role is to ensure that language and communication is embedded across all areas of children's development. She will do this in the following ways:

  • Foster and promote an understanding of the importance of early language and communication skills in order to develop good practice.

  • Identify and support the development needs within the early years teams, parents, children's centres, schools and settings.

  • Liaise closely with SALT teams.

  • Ensure that language resources are high quality, offer diversity and are appropriate.

  • To contribute/be involved in a network of language leads to identify needs within the wider community. Support use of signs and symbols.

  • Offer creative suggestions to enable all children to communicate.

We welcome any photos or stories you have of your child communicating. This could be:


  • Reading a book with a torch

  • Read a book in an unusual place

  • Read a book in your pyjamas

  • Read a book with an animal in it


Please check out the language for life website if you have any concerns regarding your child's speech, language and communication development. They have a range of tools, tips etc. to help you:

Alternatively you can speak to Sam at Pre-School who will offer advice and guidance.

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