Nursery and Language Centre Curriculum
Nursery COIN (Communication & Interaction) Centre
'Bees’ class is a Communication and Interaction Centre (COIN) which caters for 7 children of nursery age who have significant speech, language and/or communication needs. The children attend the Centre every week day, 9am - noon, for the academic year prior to starting Reception. Allocation of places is decided by a professional panel which is held in the summer term.
Our Centre is led by a specialist Teacher and Speech and Language Teaching Assistant. They work closely with the in-house Speech and Language Therapist, who actively supports the Centre two mornings per week. The Centre has strong links with Stoughton’s mainstream Nursery.
The Centre provides early intervention to develop the children’s speech, language and communication skills through structured, individual and small group activities. Each morning, ‘Bees’ join the mainstream Nursery (’Ladybirds’) for a free-play session. Here they are welcomed to socialise with a larger group and explore assorted toys / activities indoors and outdoors. The children also have access to whole school facilities –
e.g. the school hall for P.E, a kitchen for cooking and the inspiring school grounds.
Bees classroom is located within the main school building. It is bright and airy and has designated areas to help support the development of skills as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. We follow a varied topic-based approach often inspired by the children’s interests and calendar events/ special occasions. We aim to make the children’s experience happy, active, fun and secure, whilst supporting each child’s individual needs, development and care.