Over 40 early years providers in Warwickshire scoop SEND awards - The Leamington Observer

Over 40 early years providers in Warwickshire scoop SEND awards

OVER 40 early years settings in Warwickshire are top of the class when it comes to SEND provision.

Forty-three nurseries and pre-schools received awards at a ceremony held at Shire Hall in Warwick.

The award, known as the Warwickshire Inclusion Kitemarking Scheme (WIncKS), celebrates early years settings that excel in offering inclusive early years education for children with SEND.

Each year, early years settings from across the county participate in the scheme, demonstrating their dedication to providing inclusive learning environments for children during their crucial early years.

To apply for WIncKS, early years settings are invited to submit a portfolio of evidence showcasing their inclusive practice.

Award winning early years settings include Kineton Playgroup, Clavendon Village Nursery and Pre-School, Merrydays and Henley Montessori School, Little Gregs Pre-School in Stratford, Little Willows, The Purple Playhouse and Caterpillar Nursery in Leamington, Warwick Nursery School and Bizzy Tots, Eastlands Nursery and Squirrels Pre-School in Rugby.

WCC’s education spokesperson Coun Kam Kaur said: “As we work towards creating more inclusive learning environments across all phases of education in Warwickshire, I am thrilled to see early years settings across Warwickshire demonstrating such commitment to excellent inclusive practices supporting children with SEND and their families.

“These early years are such a crucial time for a child’s development, so it’s fantastic to see the achievements across a variety of early year’s settings who are all striving to give children the best start in life and building opportunities for them to actively participate in their local communities. It would be great to see even more of our early years providers adopt these inclusive approaches and apply for the 2025 award.”


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