SEND Local Offer

SEND Local Offer

What does Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children’s Centre offer my child with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND)?


We provide an enriching environment for children aged 2-3 years that supports and extends their individual interests and development.  We provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment for every child and their family. Staff provides an inclusive individual support for children with a wide range of abilities and additional needs. Your child will have a key person to support them and the Acorns room provides for up to twenty children with an adult to child ratio of 1:4.

An overview of the Nursery- Beech & Willow

We are an inclusive nursery and aim to support all children to enable them to make the best possible progress and achieve well. To accomplish this aim we offer a broad and balanced curriculum with high quality teaching. We are committed to producing high quality care and education for all children with special educational needs and disabilities. We make sure that additional needs are identified early and offer a range of provision to meet individual needs. We work with a range of professionals to make sure that all children receive the support they need to develop. Children and families are able to access equitable services and provision from our inclusive setting that includes a nursery school, children’s centre, community and family services. We offer a high quality learning environment and resources to give children the very best start in life alongside a wide range of services and family activities.

Who are the best people to talk to in this setting if I am concerned about my child’s progress?

The first point of contact would be your child’s class teacher or key person. Please approach them at any time if you have any worries about your child.

You can also talk to the Headteacher, Jackie McGregor or Assistant Head and Senco Sarah Woodfield.

How will the Nusery School let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s development?

What are the different types of support and learning interventions available for children with SEN and/or Disabilities in this setting?

Each child in this setting is provided with:


What support do we have for you as a parent of a child with an SEND?

 Specific Individual support for you child would mean:

How does additional funding work?

 How will we support your child when leaving our Children’s Centre or Nursery School?

We recognise that ‘moving on’ can be difficult for a child with SEND. We also recognize the anxieties for families and we take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible. When your child is moving to another school:-

Who are the other people providing services to children with SEND in this Children’s Centre and Nursery School?

Community Children’s Health Partnership (CCHP)

The overall service vision is to build upon existing relationships with staff from Bristol City and South Gloucestershire Councils and other NHS partners to deliver integrated accessible and equitable community health services to children and young people across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. This involves staff working across traditional professional and organisational boundaries to provide a better service to children, young people, families and carers, especially those from vulnerable and hard to reach groups.

The service operates to a set of clear core values, and focuses upon early intervention and prevention. Service user participation is an important part of our service and we are keen to involve children and young people to help us improve the services we offer.

We have access to the following outside agencies:

An Educational Psychologist is able to provide guidance and advice for all aspects of child development and learning. All settings have an allocation of time from the EPT and are able to purchase additional top sessions.

Health Service- Bristol NHS Trust provide: