OUR SCHOOL > INCLUSIVE PRACTICE
VALUING DIVERSITY AND PROMOTING EQUALITY
The setting is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families using our setting. We aim to:
SEND / INCLUSION
We have adapted and updated our SEND policy in accordance with the department of educations code of practice and the Children and Families Act 2014.
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We encourage children to be aware of being healthy via projects on food, cooking with fresh vegetables and fruit, food tastings and positive role modelling in the classroom of healthy eating. We do not provide lunch but encourage parents to provide healthy, balanced lunch packs for their children and are happy to give any advice if needed. Special dietary needs can be accommodated, as well as religious, cultural or lifestyle choices.
Dietary needs, whether of a medical, cultural or personal choice will be met. We follow a healthy settings policy. We offer healthy and nutritious snacks to all children. We have a very strict allergy awareness scheme. Special dietary needs can be accommodated.
Languages spoken by the staff at the nursery are English, Spanish, French, Polish, Slovakian, Portuguese, Croatian and staff are trained in Makaton.
Tara House recognises that at this age, children’s language is burgeoning and that teachers being tuned-into nonverbal communication is essential. We encourage communication in children whose language is blossoming via the use of puppets, visual time-tables, visual props, story-sacks, simple signs, and songs etc.
At Tara House, we welcome children for whom English is an additional language. We have fun, interactive programs that we use as an integral part of the school session to encourage children to use English and to help their English develop. These tools can also be used for any child experiencing language delay. In either case, their key worker will track and monitor their progress in collaboration with parents. For any children with English as an additional language their key worker will be made aware of a few words in they first language to aid transition.