Inclusive practices / Additional needs
Settling new children into care can be likened to welcoming them into the Belrose Kindergarten family.
Educators try to make the transition as easy as possible by finding out as much as they can about the children. The more they know, the better they can provide for them.
A child who has additional needs, also called special needs, just has more to be provided for. To accommodate this, the Centre may need to alter the environment or certain routines. In other words, make changes to the way they do things for the children.
With parental permission the Centre may seek additional support from relevant authorities, or even participate in additional training to ensure the child’s needs are met. Staff then consider the child’s interests and strengths and ensure there are always things they will enjoy doing. When all of this is put together, the result is usually success and it is from success that confidence grows.
As the children become more confident, educators begin to include little challenges that are achievable while encouraging and supporting the child’s efforts along the way.
Everyone celebrates these achievements as the staff does for every child at Belrose Kindergarten.