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Pre-school support for children with additional educational needs

The Special Tots group is a pre-school group for children that have additional needs and their families. The group provides a child-centred educational environment in conjunction with, and linking to, other professionals and agencies.

A specific, and individual, plan is designed for each child to further their development. If the child's family wish, we can act as 'Lead Professional'. We provide parents with the opportunity to meet with other parents and children, and to discuss their child's individual needs with qualified staff. 

Who the service is for

This service is for children up to the age of 4 years and 11 months who do not attend a local authority nursery or school, and who have:

  • special educational needs or learning difficulties and/or,
  • physical or mental disabilities

Who can request this service

Children may be referred to this service by their parents or guardians or by referral from another childcare practitioner, professional or agency. 

How to access this service

To access this service, please ask for a Request for Service Form by:

Next steps 

When your Request for Service application has been received, we will contact you to advise you whether or not your child has been put on the waiting list to join a group. We aim to do this within 14 days.

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