17 Feb Scope Quality Inclusion Mark: The importance of inclusivity at our settings
Daisy Chain Childcare has retained the Scope Quality Inclusion Mark
Achieving this award validates that our practices and procedures are inclusive to all children, families, and employees. Scope recently visited us to renew our award and inspect our inclusive provision.
Scope’s vision is for reaching ‘everyday equality’, fairness, justice and rights – at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.
Scope focus on three areas that disabled people have told them matter most to them such as children and families, independent living and financial security.
How we approach inclusion at Daisy Chain Childcare
The Scope award amplifies the statements from our Ofsted inspections in that we create a climate of high expectations and an insistence on the very best for every child who attends.
Children learn to be cooperative and tolerant with each other. Our teams have a clear and ambitious vision for providing high-quality, inclusive care and education to all. This is realised through strong shared values, policies and practice.
Meeting the individual needs of children
Reasonable adjustments are made on a regular basis to meet the needs of all individual children at all settings.
We seek appropriate specialist assistance to help children when required. Children have differing levels of skills and abilities, so in order to meet all areas of their development, we plan activities in advance to identify any additional support needs.
The Scope Inspector was particularly impressed with the recent introduction of ‘Loose Parts’ play into the curriculum, an activity that is accessible daily to all age levels. They further commented on how it particularly promoted and focused on hand-eye coordination, sensory development, and open-ended imaginary play.
For parents, having a childcare setting that makes reasonable adjustments for their child ensures they have can access to Early Education.
“Inclusion has always been an important factor in delivering childcare for families to meet the individual needs of all children, we’re thrilled this award recognises our company efforts and provides us with a framework and professional feedback that we can use to improve and adapt”
Julie Spalding, Nursery Manager Lofthouse
Useful Links to Family Support Groups:
- Little hiccups http://www.littlehiccups.co.uk/index.htm
- ZigZag – (Autism) http://www.zigzagleedsautismsupport.co/
- SNAPS – (Autism) https://www.snapsyorkshire.org/
- The Blossom Tree – https://www.facebook.com/blosstree/
- Sunshine and Smiles – (Down syndrome) https://www.sunshineandsmiles.org.uk/
- Carers Leeds https://www.carersleeds.org.uk/
- Barnardo’s (for siblings) http://www.barnardos.org.uk/willow.htm
- EPIC http://www.epicleeds.org.uk/
- MENCAP (sibling groups) http://www.leedsmencap.org.uk/support-for-adults/parents-carer-support-groups
- MENCAP family support – http://www.leedsmencap.org.uk/support-for-adults/parents-carer-support-groups
- ABC – Autism https://leedsabcgroup.wordpress.com/
- Sensory world https://www.facebook.com/SensoryWorldDewsbury/