Hillfields Nursery School is an inclusive School and we welcome children with Special Educational Needs.

If you need any further information please contact the centre to talk to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) – Fiona Brinson – 02476228174

Hillfields Nursery School works closely with Hillfields Family Hub to create a multidisciplinary team which includes:

Based in Hillfileds Nursery School and Family Hub

  • SENCo – Fiona Brinson
  • Portage Home Visitors
  • Speech and Language Therapist (half a day per week)
  • Family Support Workers
  • Health Visitors
  • Midwives

Other agencies linked to Hillfields Nursery School

  • Educational Psychology Service
  • CASS (Coventry Autism Support Service)
  • SALT (Speech and Language Therapy)
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Sensory Support
  • Pre-school Education Service

We are keen to support every child and where necessary seek out appropriate advice and training from professionals.

Some members of staff have specific training in key areas allowing them to support children with a wide range of SEN. This includes Portage, Makaton, supporting children with ASD and supporting children with speech and language delay.

Supporting your child when they leave Hillfields Nursery School

When your child is moving to another nursery or school we will work with you and the new school to support a smooth transition. This will include the timely transfer of records and contacting the school’s SENCo or Inclusion Manager to share information. In some cases a transition meeting will be held with parents/carers and all professionals involved including the receiving school’s SENCo to pass on information and make transition arrangements. Staff from the new school may also visit Hillfields Nursery School, there may be transition visits for your child to their new setting and we may make resources such as a photograph book to support transition.

Support for Parents and Families of children with SEN or disabilities

The Parent Partnership Service provides information and support to parents whose children have special educational needs. They provide accurate and neutral information on the full range of options available to parents.
A leaflet is available in reception or click here to access their website.
Coventry Parent Partnership Service.

The Coventry Snip Snap Booklet is also available on line. This is a special needs information and advice handbook for parents and carers of children and young people with a disability.

To read Hillfields Nursery School Inclusion policy click here

For the Coventry local offer please click here

Coventry Support information

Parent Partnership Leaflet
Snipsnap leaflet
One Voice Leaflet
Coventry Speech and Language Therapy website