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) – Karen Bennett – 02476228174

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

Based in Hillfileds Nursery School and Family Hub

  • SENCo – Karen Bennett
  • Early Help Workers
  • Health Visitors
  • Midwives

Other agencies linked to Hillfields Nursery School

  • Educational Psychology Service
  • Coventry’s Complex Communications Team (CCT)
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Support
  • Early Years Special Educational Needs and Disability 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 Special Educational Needs. This includes Portage, Makaton, supporting children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder 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 on to primary 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 SEND 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

SEND sessions and places to visit in the holidays
SEND and SEND inclusive sessions and days out for children