The Resourced base known as Dragonflies, is a base that supports children with social communication difficulties, mild and complex special needs and disabilities.
The Key person in this room is Catherine Armstrong, who is supported by a team of resourced nursery practitioners. You will be able to talk to any member of the resourced team, and Catherine is normally available to talk to on a daily basis.
Staff are welcoming and very experienced in SEND and have relevant training to support your child to learn, enjoy and achieve.
They are taught from the very beginning about boundaries and expectations of behaviours. This is supported by through the use of language, gesture, Makaton, picture resources, objects of reference, Picture Exchange Communication (PECS), Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD), visual timelines and repetition, structure of routines and special activities such as ‘Bucket Group’ and ‘Sensory Stories’ which supports the development of attention and listening, tracking and focusing.
Dragonflies rooms works very closely with outside professionals who come to Nursery, such as speech therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and Educational Psychologists. They work 1:1 with your child, and provide programmes for the children, which are delivered by the staff.