Warwick Community Playschool

Contact the playschool on 01933 279266 or warwickplayschool@hotmail.co.uk

Special Educational Needs and Disability


At Warwick Community Playschool, we welcome children from all backgrounds.  We are fortunate to have a highly qualified and experience team.  Nickie is our lead Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo).  Nickie has further training in building individual plans, using the current code of practice and also has experience in working with families and external agencies such as speech and language and portage.   We also have Katie who is an Enhanced SENCo and further training in ADHD, Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Speech and language Disorder and a Certificate in Deaf Awareness.  Jo, Jodie and Sam also have training and experience as a SENCo.  The team have had training in using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) ans Makaton as additional communication systems.  The team also have training in supporting families who have English as a Second Language, British Values and supporting Physical Development amongst others.


We believe that every child has the right to access a curriculum that supports their individual needs, this is the same for every child within our setting.  Our aim is to treat each child equitably.


We follow the SEND code of practice as well as the Early Years

​Foundation Stage Curriculum and advice from other services

to support the children in our care.  We may use additional

tracking and monitoring techniques to support children

to reach their full potential.  These may include:

  • A Portage Tracker
  • An Every Child a TAlker (ECAT) Tracker
  • An English as an Additional Language Tracker


We have also successfully claimed additional funding in

our setting based on individual needs so that we can provide

the support they need.


What support is there if my child has special education needs or a disability (SEND) in Northamptonshire?

The local
 portage team supports children aged 0-4 who have additional educational needs, developmental delay or disability. They help empower and support families and early years settings, pre-schools, playgroups, nurseries and childminders.
The
Local Offer is a directory of local and national services for children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.
The
Northants Parents Forum Group is a parent led support group that represents the views of parents of children with SEND.

The Information Advice Support Service has a wealth of advice to support families.


We are really lucky to be able to support Nickie to be out of numbers from September 2018 to improve our support for children.  Nickie will be working with children to support their individual needs and seek out the best support, including working with other professionals, to ensure that our children reach their full potential.  

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