At Poppets we feel passionately about supporting children with additional needs. We want all children to have the best possible start in their pre-school years and we do all we can to enable and encourage each child. Our staff have a wide range of knowledge and experience of a variety of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), including autism, speech delay, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome and global developmental delay. A number of the staff team have children of their own with SEND so they have first-hand experience of what life with a child with additional needs is like. We work closely with parents and professionals from a range of backgrounds (Speech and Language Therapists, Portage, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists) to offer the best possible support we can to each child.
In November 2021 we opened ‘Sunbeams’, our small group provision that offers further support to children with additional needs. Sunbeams accommodates up to eight children and has a high staff : child ratio. In Sunbeams we carry out small group sessions that focus on children’s speech and social communication skills. The sessions are play-based and fun and have been carefully planned following a wide range of Early Years advice and literature.
If you have any further questions regarding Sunbeams or how we support children with SEND please do not hesitate in contacting us.