The early years – from pre-birth until starting school – is a critical period in terms of a child’s development, as they form bonds with their parents, develop language skills and other cognitive functions, and establish behavioural patterns. Gaps that emerge in the early years can persist into the school years and beyond. Early intervention has a vital role to play in identifying children who may be showing atypical development, and in helping to develop the skills and competencies that set a child up for life. At Miss Daisy’s our team are dedicated to providing the very best support, advice and guidance to ensure positive outcomes for every child.
Early years is such an important time that the method of assessing for special educational needs, begins on a child’s first day at Miss Daisy’s. If there are any areas of development identified as requiring support, our team is then able to intervene quickly and ensure the child receives the necessary help and encouragement they require and deserve.
In the event our expert team of teachers and Headteachers identify an area of concern, parents will be invited to a meeting to discuss and create an Individual Education Plan (IEP) tailored to their child. With the support of our in-house Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo), the IEP will describe the agreed goals, as well as any special support needed to help achieve them. If required, our team will recommend appropriate specialists and therapists to ensure the child receives the finest support and has the tools and support to reach their full potential.
It is very important for the parents to work alongside the school to ensure your child’s needs are being met.