Farnborough Grange Nursery Resourced Provision Page
Thank you for visiting, we are delighted to welcome you to the Resourced Provision page! This is the main source of information for parents and carers of children attending, or who are interested in, the Resourced Provision. Please scroll down for further details. If you would like to find out more about some of the information on this page, please speak to a member of the nursery staff who will be happy to help. Content is available in a variety of different languages. Please use the Google Translate tab in the top-left corner of this page.
Resourced Provision - Information Sub-Pages
Please use the sub-pages below for more information and remember to check back regularly for important news, upcoming events, updates on learning and activities to support children's development at home.
What is the Resourced Provision?
We are a specialist unit for children with suspected or diagnosed medical and/or moderate and complex learning difficulties. The needs of the children who attend the provision are identified by a variety of agencies including other pre-schools and nurseries, Portage, Health Visitors, GPs, Speech and Language Therapists, Physio and Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists and the Community Paediatrician.
Subject to availability and approval, Resourced Provision places can be offered to children with:
- Suspected or diagnosed ASD or ADHD
- Down Syndrome
- Speech and Language delays or disorders
- Chromosome disorders
- Global Delay
- Physical disabilities
This is by no means an exhaustive list and applications are considered on an individual basis. Referrals are made via the Pre-School Advisory Board and then allocated by the Hampshire Local Authority Special Educational Needs Department. In most cases we offer 'assessment places', meaning that we review children's suitability for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). If an EHCP is required, we support parents through the process of making an application. Where children start with an ECHP in place, this will determine the level of intervention and support that they receive.
What age can children attend the Resourced Provision?
Children can attend from three-years old up to the time that they move on to Reception for 15 hours a week (either a morning session or an afternoon session each day). This could be at a mainstream school or in another specialist provision. Whilst we can accept applications from families with children under the age of three, children will not be able to begin their placement until after they have reached this age. If the Resourced Provision is full, or parents qualify for a two-year funded place, we can consider a mainstream place with an application for SEN inclusion funding. This is on a needs basis and subject to approval by the SEN Department, Headteacher and Nursery Lead.
How do we balance time in the Resourced Provision with the mainstream nursery?
We have a highly-skilled and dedicated staff team who provide tailored learning intervention. We are in the fortunate position that the provision is attached to a mainstream nursery. This means that children have plenty of time to learn and play with their mainstream peers. All inclusion is personalised and relates to the child's needs, interests and strengths. Inclusion is carefully planned and agreed with parents and carers (and sometimes outside agencies) to make sure that the children have the right level of support and skills necessary to achieve in the mainstream environment.
What should we do if we are interested in a Resourced Provision place?
If parents and carers are worried about the development of their child, or are interested in applying for a Resourced Provision place, they are welcome to contact the school office on 01252 541879 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.