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Welcome to Central Nursery School. Your call will be answered by Miss Jill Griffin or Miss Mary Edwards
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Opening Times:8.00am - 6.00pm (parents can drop off from 7.30am)
Session Costs:£5.00 to £5.25 per hour booked within our published session times
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SEND

Central Community Nursery School has an Enhanced Resource Facility (ERF) that is maintained by the Local Authority (LA), Derby City Council.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team 1 Miss Helen Watson - SENDCo

Team Leaders

Team Leaders 1 Mrs Sam Molloy
Team Leaders 2 Mrs Jas Thandi

SEND Team

SEND Team 1 Mrs Shaheen Fatima
SEND Team 2 Mrs Katie Knowlson
SEND Team 3 Miss Josie Spink
SEND Team 4 Mrs Joanne Mansell-Austins

Family Worker

Family Worker 1 Mrs Sam Molloy
  • We have adapted the Little Stars Room to be Autism and Sensory friendly, creating a calmer space with fewer distractions and where a total communication approach can take place. A garden area is currently being developed outside of this room.
  • We have a high level of experience in supporting children with complex medical needs.
  • Children with SEND are able to access all of the Early years Foundation Stage curriculum with support, we have many of our own specialist resources such a braille machine and sensory toys.
  • We loan specialist equipment such as adapted trikes and walking frames from the appropriate service. We are experienced and trained in the use of specialist equipment such as standing frames, Kaye walkers, and in delivering advice set out by our colleagues in health such as physio or speech and language therapy programmes.
  • We are well supported by our local authority and health colleagues, such as the Educational Psychology Service, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy Service.
  • We are experienced in specialist techniques such as Attention Autism, Makaton (signing for children at the early stages of communication), PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System).
  • Our large purpose built Nursery buildings and our wonderful gardens are all on one level and so are wheelchair accessible.
  • We are able to use all of our extensive gardens to play and learn, we visit the chickens and help to feed them and collect their eggs, we go in the Woodland Garden to explore and join in Forest School activities.  We help to plant, water and grow flowers, fruit and vegetables in the sensory and vegetable garden, then pick them and cook and eat our own food.
  • We have a large garden for playing and learning with grass and soft surface areas, with opportunities for every area of learning provided outside.
For further information please read our SEND information report and our SEND policy below.
Picture 1 Exploring the vegetable garden
Picture 2 Sensory food play - jelly
Picture 3 Imaginative play
Picture 4 Sensory room

Please contact school if there is anything you would like to discuss regarding your child's individual needs.

01332 342647

You can speak with

Mrs Helen Fearn - Head teacher or

Miss Helen Watson - Special Education Needs/Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) or

Mrs Sam Molloy - Family Worker.  For more information please visit her page here

Don't forget the Butterflies trip on Thursday 7 November 2019
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