Learning & Development
Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We invite parents/carers to attend settling in sessions with their child, during these visit/s staff will work with parents to complete a "child's voice" form to help us build a good starting point for the child.
All children are allocated a keyworker who will carry out observations weekly on each child and plan next steps based on observations.
Staff have weekly meetings to plan for the weeks activities based on observations.
Staff moderate learning journeys and work as a team to complete termly progress reports on each child so we can identify next steps or if there is a need for additional support.
How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Staff undertake training ie. Makaton, how to understand and manage children's behaviour, visual support training, supporting boys with communication and literacy achievement, getting active for the under fives, communication counts, letters and sounds phase one, learning throughout the day using daily routines, healthy eating for the under fives. Further training undertaken as and when required.
Links we have to other agencies
Millbrook preschool has good working relationships with, two local primary schools, SALT, children centre teachers, early years inclusion service, and health visitors.
How we support children transferring to school
We have close links with two local schools, and visits are arranged both ways, with permission from parents we share the children's learning journeys with teachers during visits, We provide the schools with the final two terms cohort sheets so that the teachers are aware of the children's progress,
We attend moderation sessions with both schools, Staff meet with both schools to share idea on different areas of learning and activities to support learning through play.