Cleator Moor Nursery School

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

The term Special Educational Needs has a legal definition. Children with special educational needs all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to other children of the same age.

All children are welcome to apply for a place at Cleator Moor Nursery School, including children with Special Educational Needs who we will always strive to accommodate. Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) may have:


- Communication and interaction

- Cognition and learning

- Social, emotional and mental health

- Sensory and/ or physical needs

Children who have already been identified as having SEN will have their needs met appropriately with additional specialist support, resources and advice. Regular consultation and discussion with parents will be an integral part of this policy. The Nursery aims to identify children experiencing any difficulties which may affect any area of development as soon as possible and to address these needs appropriately. The first point of contact will usually be the parent/carer. The support of health visitors and social workers may also be appropriate.

We recognise that early identification and intervention is in the best interest of the child. We follow the guidance of the special educational needs Code of Practice which sets out the processes and procedures in a step-by-step graduated approach. More details of the SEN Code of Practice are available in School.

Taken from Ofsted Report 2009:

Children with special educational needs and/ or disabilities and those learning English as an additional language thrive in the welcoming environment.”


 Please see School's Local Offer page for further information.