The Government has asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish information about the services and provision that is available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND).

This is known as the Local Offer.  Further information about our Local Offer can be found on the County Durham Families Information Service website.

About Special Educational Needs and Additional Needs

Special Educational Needs and/or Additional Needs are a range of conditions and circumstances that can result in children requiring specialist support at some stage in their lives.

Children with Special Educational Needs / Additional Needs may have:

  • A physical disability
  • A developmental delay
  • A communication problem or disorder
  • A diagnosed condition such as Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Including Children with Special Educational needs/Additional Needs

At Sunshine Day Nursery we are committed to promoting inclusion within our setting and our dedicated team will ensure, that chidren are valued and respected, no matter what their circumstances are, they will take time to get to know each child, they will adapt activities to support learning, and they will share information with parents, carers and other professionals in order to meet children's individual needs.

At Sunshine Day Nursery we recognise that children who have Special Educational Needs/Additional Needs can benefit greatly from attending quality childcare, as it can enrich children's lives and provide them with opportunities to support their development.

If you would like to discuss your child’s SEND requirements in detail please contact the nursery to make an appointment to speak to a member of staff.

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