What is Local Offer about?

Every local authority is responsible for publishing a Local Offer and making sure it is clear, comprehensive and available for everyone to see.

The Local Offer provides information on the services available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged between 0 to 25, and how to access them.

The Local Offer must include information about what the local authority expects to be available for children and young people who have special educational needs or a disability. This should include information about what is available in the local authority's area, and what it expects to be available outside its area for children and young people for whom it is responsible (for example Looked After Children), and children and young people in its area who have a disability.

Local authorities must also seek feedback about their Local Offer, make this feedback available and report on how they will make improvements in response to feedback.

The Local Offer should include information on:

Education
Other or alternative educational provision
Preparing for adulthood and independent living
Health provision
Social Care provision
SEND service
Leisure
Travel
Support and guidance

It became a legal requirement for local authorities to produce and publish their Local Offer in September 2014, as required by the Children and Families Act 2014. Wiltshire's Local Offer has been developed in partnership with parent carers and other stakeholders. We have ambitious aspirations for us Local Offer, as we strive for it to become increasingly comprehensive and user-friendly. We hope to achieve this be regularly reviewing, developing and updating our Local Offer website in partnership with parent carers, young people and other stakeholders.

In 2014, the DfE produced The Local Offer (youtube.com), a video that describes what a Local Offer is.​

All schools and academies are required to publish information about their SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS and DISABILITY (SEND) provision. In Wiltshire, this will form part of their Local Offer and details about our SEND provision, and that of other schools and agencies provision, will be found under a dedicated Local Offer website.

This is in line with a new Code of Practice which can be found at:

https://localoffer.wiltshire.gov.uk/

Puddleducks Nursery & Pre-School

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

​​SEND offer in Puddleducks

Puddleducks is fully inclusive and open to all families. We have experience with Hearing impaired, Language impairment, Allergies, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers, Asthma, Challenging behaviour, Learning Difficulties, Dietary needs, Dyspraxia, Speech, language needs, Eczema, Food allergies.

Our facilities are on level ground floor accommodation.
Our outside play is secure, flat, spacious with AstroTurf and sponge surface.
We have access to a disabled toilet and all doorways are wide for wheelchair access.
Furniture is low level for ease of access

Our SEND team comprise of Caroline Shearing (Officer) and  Amy Spence (deputy)
All SEND children are discussed monthly and reviewed three times a year.
Two year progress checks are undertaken.
We also work closely with parents/carers to ensure they are part of the decision-making process.

 Our Training

Blast (behavioural), ECAT (speech), PEC’s (Picture exchange communication system),  Letters & Sounds & Speech & Language matrix.

Our Partnerships

Devizes Opportunity group, Speech & language therapists, Paediatricians, Occupational therapists, Early Years Inclusion Adviser.


Other useful links

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents: www.autism.sesamestreet.org

Communicating with an autistic child: a parent's guide: http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/communicating-with-an-autistic-child-a-parents-guide.php


Ensuring eye sight is checked and healthy: https://myvision.org/guides/children/