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SENCO

At Jelly Beans our focus is on your child

At Jelly Beans, each child has a 'key person', whose role is to develop trusting, sensitive relationships with parents and children to enable respectful sharing of information. If you have any concerns about your child’s development you can ask for a time when you can discuss this in private with them.
Reports from health care professionals, such as health visitors, speech and language therapists, further identify your child’s individual needs. We welcome parents and professionals sharing these reports in order to plan appropriately to meet your child's needs.
Ongoing observational assessments are made of all the children and are linked to the Development Matters ages and stages of development through the use of the nursery software program, My Montessori Child. This in some cases identifies individual needs.
Observations will be discussed with the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) Sarah Drummond. If your child’s key person has identified a possible individual need, they will discuss this with you in private, and plan with you to support your child’s learning and development.
Our SENCO offers support and advice to your child’s key person and other teachers in our setting. She also liaises with other professionals to seek advice and support in identifying individual needs if necessary. Support and advice can be sought from the Area SENCO, and Early Years advisory Teacher with your permission.