Meeting the needs of children with SEND & medical conditions.

Here at Sunflowers we believe that every child deserves the very best start in life. Sunflowers is an inclusive setting, where possible we will make every effort to ensure that your child’s needs are met regardless of disability, health condition, developmental need – or even a temporary set back – such as a broken arm – we work with you to take the necessary steps towards meeting your Child’s needs in the best way we can. 

Can we take care of your child?

We acknowledge that sometimes children need specialist care – this might be down to an illness or condition, a special educational need, a physical need, an emotional need or a social need.  As a well established and professional early years setting we are able to access support from specialist services and work together with them to provide holistic care for your child.

We will always try to meet your child’s needs and the needs of your family – if our setting isn’t appropriate we will work hard with you to find the right care for your child.

What experience do we have?

Our nursery is purpose built and was designed with easy access in mind. If either yourself or your child or a staff member has a physical disability, we are completely accessible – we have easy access ramps at the main entrance, wide accessible doors and a fully accessible toilet. Our outdoor play area is also easily accessible.

Our Nursery has been open since 2001. During this time we have had experience of providing care and education for children with many individual needs and of working with specialist services to provide additional care and support for children and families.

We work hard to support communication and have staff who specialise in speech and communication development. 

We have worked with a wide range of professionals, we have supported parents and carers through EHCP & funding applications, we have assisted in finding the right primary school for our children with SEND, successfully worked with parents and carers to defer school entry and worked alongside families to explore every avenue to ensure each child’s needs are met. 

What can we offer?

We can offer a personalised and professional service for your child and your family. We will genuinely try to adapt our practice to meet the individual needs of your child.

We do this by finding out who else is working with your child – (professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists, Portage Workers, Physiotherapists, dieticians or specialist Nurses), and contact them to work together with us to make a realistic care or play plan to ensure we are doing the best we can.

If you need to know anything else?

Please ring the nursery and arrange to come and look round and meet Heather our Nursery Manager or Marie our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).