The Railway Children Day Nurseries proudly adheres to the highest standards of education and caregiving. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing a supportive environment where any child can thrive.
Fully inclusive nursery
Special Educational Needs
Every Child Matters
The Railway Children prides itself on being an inclusive provision. This means we ensure, to the best of our ability, that the individual needs of your children are met, enabling them to reach their potential and achieve success. The Railway Children values diversity and welcomes all children including those with special educational or medical needs, disabilities, children from ethnic minority cultures, asylum seekers, travellers, and vulnerable children.
All children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), are valued and feel good about themselves. Children’s awareness of difference is raised through positive images of disability in books, toys, and displays. We value contributions from parents and the local community in helping the children respect and understand difference.
Working with others
Our commitment to inclusion is underpinned by our policies and practices. We work closely with local primary schools and other professionals. We involve parents in supporting their children’s individual needs and always seek written consent for a referral to external agencies.
The Coventry Local Offer for children with additional needs can be found here
The Warwickshire Local offer for children with additional needs can be found here
Where children are not making the typically expected progress for their age, The Railway Children follows the SEND Code of Practice 2015 which includes a process known as Assess, Plan and Review and the SEN curriculum on Tapestry. We speak with parents and agree on how to best support your child’s learning and development, with a termly individual success plan and review of progress.
The Inclusion Co-ordinator
The Railway Children has an appointed Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who will take the lead in supporting and advising colleagues, liaising with parents, liaising with outside agencies and generally monitoring the day-to-day provision for children who may need additional support. The SENCO also takes the lead on promoting a positive ethos where every child matters and is enabled to fully participate in the activities and experiences on offer. In our Coventry branch, Sam Horton is the overall adviser for the company on matters relating to children with SEN or disabilities and in our Brinklow branch, the overall advisor is Sarah Payne.
The Railway Children's Senior Manager Sharon Mills is passionate about SEND and Inclusion, she is very experienced in Visual Impairment, Autism and Asperger's syndrome, and various medical conditions. Staff receive regular SEN training to keep them up to date.