Our aim is to provide a rich, varied environment supporting children’s learning and development. We offer a secure, safe and happy child-friendly provision where everyone is welcome and included.
We encourage children to progress and fulfil their own potential supporting each individual child’s abilities and talents within the Early Years Foundation Stage in order that they may successfully make a smooth transition to the next stage in their education.
We work in partnership with parents and carers to help their child develop and learn and treat each child as an individual with unique needs and interests.
We actively promote equal opportunities, removing all barriers for all children, parents, carers and staff and appropriately challenge anyone who does not join us in this view.
Our West site has a wheelchair-accessible ramp to the front of the building and wide entrances once inside the building it is all on one level. The East site is a purpose-built school and is on one level. The garden spaces have a mixture of surfaces and bedding areas accessible to all. Toilets are accessible.
All toys and activities are easily reached with clearly marked, low-level boxes or drawers.
We provide a visual time table to assist children with the routine in session. To support children with English as an additional language we provide bilingual books, toys and games in their home culture. We provide signage in several languages and some staff are trained in British Sign Language.
Our staff team have the following qualifications SENDco, Autism Awareness, Meeting the Needs of Children With Disabilities, Lift Off to Language for 2, 3 & 4-Year-Olds, Talk for All, Happy Handz (1&2 – British Sign Language) and Triple P Behaviour Management. Staff are always willing to take additional training as required and in the past have been trained to administer specific medicines for example.
Please find below a link to the Central Bedfordshire Council Local Offer website:
Children's Centres SEND Support Coffee mornings
SEND Support virtual coffee morning every first and third Wednesday of the month, 9:30 – 10:30 am Shefford and Stotfold Children’s Centre
If you would like to book a space please call 0300 300 8112
Super Kids Online – virtual support group for parents or carers with children who have SEND Sandy Children's Centre - every other Thursday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Fortnightly catch ups and support online. A chance to speak to professionals from the CDC, Early Years Support Team, Speech and Language plus more.
To book a free place contact Karen on 0300 300 6009 or firstname.lastname@example.org