SEND inclusion is still not truly understood or embraced by all practitioners. A truly inclusive setting should be providing children with the right opportunities to explore and learn irrespective of their individual needs. Very often it is the behaviour of children that receives the attention though.
Our range of SEND in the Early Years courses very much look at the practical requirements to deliver a supportive environment for all children, whatever their needs might be. It is our belief that by meeting the individual needs of these children then the setting becomes a calmer and smoother running provision. Our training courses identify with this and look to empowering practitioners to create a calm and interesting environment for all children with or without SEND.
Within the courses we offer there is an in-depth look at the legislative requirements under the SEND Code of Practice. This outlines the considerations and the framework for creating a fully inclusive setting. It starts with the understanding of what is meant by inclusivity and looks at the key changes and adaptations that can be made easily to incorporate an individual’s child’s needs.
We are also conscious of the important role that the SENCO has to play in ensuring practitioners follow the plans put in place for children. Our SENCO course not only outlines these responsibilities it also looks at the aspects of working with the parents and liaising with other professionals along the child’s journey. Providing opportunities to discuss the role in order that they can be as effective as possible as SENCO to the setting.
Our SEND courses can also be delivered as bespoke courses and include more specific training on children with particular needs e.g. those with Autism or ADHD.
Having the reassurance that we always have a reliable training provider to deliver several courses across the year relieves a lot of pressure on me, as a Manager. MBK are efficient and helpful, they take on board any suggestions for the content of courses, meaning they are tailored to our individual settings where possible. We are in our second year using MBK and would highly recommend.
It’s great how they share new information and include you all once you have attended one of their courses which are very interesting and encouraging. The file containing all areas of Ofsted EYFS is an easy tool when training Senior Staff.
The visits we have had with Tricia and her team have been wonderfully informative, lots of useful information that has proven to be very practical. The visits have assisted with the continued progression of the nursery curriculum and financial stability, along with supporting our self evaluation and staff development.