WhatsApp messages to families at Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre with a child who has a Special Educational Need or Disability

Hello everyone, this is where we keep a record of all our messages to families.

The most recent messages are at the top.

If you want to join this WhatsApp broadcast group, please speak to Tania our SENDCO

We send these messages at midday every day during the week.

Date

Message

06.04.2020

Good morning everyone. During the school holiday period, Tania won’t be available to contact everyone. But our Best Start in Life team are here. If you need any support or advice then please call us on 02085532479 between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

We understand that life can be challenging if you have a child with additional needs. We are here to help.

03.04.2020

Hello all! This website has fantastic ideas and games to support your child: http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources 

For the next two weeks, I will not be available. But if you have any urgent enquiries, then please contact the main office on 02085532479.

Have a fantastic Easter break. Tania

02.04.2020

The final tip of this series is to offer your child choices. We usually know what our children want, but to help our children to communicate, we need to give them opportunities. When it is time to eat, give them a choice between two things. When they want to play, also offer them a choice between two. Encourage your child to use their words or body to communicate what they want. Praise their requests!

01.04.2020

Today’s tip is to sabotage your child’s play and create communication temptations. You can find out more information about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSAxjq_6mQA 

31.03.2020

Our second tip for the week is to be at your child’s level and hold objects near your face to encourage eye contact. This video will tell you more about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amu-k_CaN84

30.03.2020

Our first tip is: OWL - Observe, Wait and Listen

You should observe - watch what your child is doing, wait to see what they do and listen carefully before trying to join in. This video shows you just how to OWL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mmjQJ9eg5I

30.03.2020

Hello everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. This week I will be messaging you some tips on how you can continue to support your child’s communication at home. These tips have been recommended by NHS Speech and Language Therapy and Newham’s Language, Communication and Interaction Service (LCIS)

27.03.2020

Hi everyone,

You can help to develop your child’s attention and focus with the games on this site: https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/shop/online-software/games-and-activities

26.03.2020

Hello all,

You can access social stories and other visuals FOR FREE on www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS

25.03.2020

Hi everyone,

If you would like to join the ‘MENCAP SEND Support Network’ for families who have children with SEND, then please reply to this message.

Thank you.

24.03.2020

Good afternoon all. Remember, if you are finding it hard to get your shopping, then these shops have special shopping hours because your child has SEND.

Sainsburys and ASDA - 8-9am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Tesco -  9-10am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Iceland and Waitrose - first hour of trading

23.3.2020

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a restful weekend. I will be making calls to you this week. But you are more than welcome to email me at any point on: tania.choudhury@sheringham-nur.newham.sch.uk 

Or you can call on 07484509546 anytime between 8:30 - 4:30.