SEND: Special Educational Needs

At Ashgrove Park and Clyde House nurseries we are committed to the inclusion of all children. All children have the right to be cared for and educated to develop to their full potential alongside each other through positive experiences, to enable them to share opportunities and experiences and develop and learn from each other. We provide a positive and welcoming environment where children are supported according to their individual needs and we work hard to ensure no children are discriminated against or put at a disadvantage as a consequence of their needs.

We believe that all children have a right to experience and develop alongside their peers no matter what their individual needs. Each child’s needs are unique, therefore any attempt to categorise children is inappropriate.

We are committed to working alongside parents in the provision for their child’s individual needs to enable us to help the child to develop to their full potential. We are committed to working with any child who has a specific need and/or disability and making reasonable adjustments to enable every child to make full use of the nursery’s facilities. All children have a right to a broad and well-balanced early learning environment.

We also work closely with Bristol City Council – further information on their SEND local offer can be found here https://www.bristol.gov.uk/web/bristol-local-offer

Where we believe a child may have additional needs that have previously been unacknowledged, we will work closely with the child’s parents and any relevant professionals to establish if any additional action is required.

Where a child has additional needs, we feel it is paramount to find out as much as possible about those needs; any way that this may affect his/her early learning or care needs and any additional help he/she may need by:
– Liaising with the child’s parents and, where appropriate, the child
– Liaising with any professional agencies
– Reading any reports that have been prepared
– Attending any review meetings with the local authority/professionals
– Observing each child’s development and monitoring such observations regularly.

All children will be given a full settling in period when joining the nursery according to their individual needs.


We have been very happy leaving our son and daughter in the capable caring hands of the staff at Clyde House. As well as a great outdoor space and range of toys they have had an amazing range of activities including creepy crawlies, yoga, Spanish and making cakes! Parents are well looked after too, with regular mums' and dads' nights and garden parties as well as treats from our little ones on special occasions. We will miss Clyde House very much.