Q: My child has a special educational need. How will the nursery be able to help him learn?

A: Every child has their own inimitable skills and areas for development and growth and acquiring a 'special educational need' is just another factor to consider in the child's learning journey. There are countless difficulties that young children face as they grow, and a successful educator ensures that they fully understand every child's developmental and holistic learning stage and what they require.

It is also vital for every educational setting or a good nursery to promote equal opportunities to all children under their care. A qualified nursery supports in:

• Customised teaching plan to develop the child’s areas of need and work regularly on the set targets to ensure a successful and holistic journey of growth and learning.

• Guides parents with the assistance they require to help their child at home.

• Provides regular Baseline assessments and Screening mechanisms to aid the child’s progress.

• Adapts their teaching environment, practices, and methods to ensure that a child receives the same access to learning as the rest of the class. A good nursery adopts a four-stage approach to support development mainly Assess, Plan, Do and Review.

• Provides qualified staff with training in different areas of SEN to support children and families who may be facing mainstream schooling for the first time and have concerns regarding the same.

With the right kind of assistance and care, shadow teachers, tie-ups with specialists and inclusion; nurseries can help children of determination with invaluable support in helping them join mainstream schooling.

Vandana Gandhi is CEO and founder of British Orchard Nursery. Got a problem? Our fantastic panel of renowned experts is available to answer all your questions related to fashion, well-being, nutrition, finance and hypnotherapy. Email your queries to friday@gulfnews.com.

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