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Special needs pre school

(11 Posts)
MareeyaDolores Thu 28-Feb-13 23:27:03

Up their hourly rate for the home sessions
and call the nursery sessions 'training' or summat [yorkshire wink]

Msbaylee Thu 28-Feb-13 16:56:07

Thank you all so much.
Lisa will do looking forward to your words of wisdom xx

lisad123everybodydancenow Wed 27-Feb-13 15:45:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MareeyaDolores Wed 27-Feb-13 14:34:57

If you opened it up first to people who have already paid for their child's ABA tutors, you'd be getting that child's 1-1 for free (and get all the accidental on-the-job staff training which comes from working with such programmes)

MareeyaDolores Wed 27-Feb-13 14:32:12

DD used to attend an 'integrated' preschool run by a parent committee. same as lisa says re the funding (though there were some 'additional notional spaces' funded which gave one extra staff member). They made up the ratios by having lots of childcare students and a fairly arduous parent rota.

It's closed down now sad

Msbaylee Tue 26-Feb-13 23:43:00

Ruggles thank you too, that all in one location has given me more food for thought. I really want to get it right.x

Msbaylee Tue 26-Feb-13 23:41:24

Thank you for the feed back.
Lisa, this is one of my biggest issues the narroq minded la.
I can see what limited space , a few hours weekly.and the.stress on both child and parent, its just wrong. Would you mind messaging me with an email, would you mind spreading some.of your wisdom. I would be so grateful x

lisad123everybodydancenow Tue 26-Feb-13 21:13:14

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Ruggles Tue 26-Feb-13 21:05:55

Don't know a sausage about these things, but we are paying for private and would happily pay for extra support or something we couldn't get else where. We are in pre-school and have just moved to help get ready for Reception, but part of the attraction is that SEN including SALT is available in-house. We will pay extra for these services, but it beats organising it yourself / driving around plus it means that it should be integrated into every day at nursery. What a brilliant, brave idea - good luck.

lisad123everybodydancenow Tue 26-Feb-13 20:53:08

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Msbaylee Tue 26-Feb-13 19:07:57

Hi I'm a mum to five and I run a preschool . I was just in the thought process of thinking of starting a special needs preschool. I was hoping for some feedback . I understand parents concerns , lack of funding, support and want to make a difference offering one to one ratios , qualified staff and support. Any thoughts, comments feedback would be greatly appreciated . Many thanks

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