Special Educational Needs (SEND)


Special educational needs – what does it mean?

The term ‘special educational needs’ has a legal definition. Children with special educational needs all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to other children of the same age.

The law says that children do not have learning difficulties just because their first language is not English. Of course some of these children may have learning difficulties as well.

Children with special educational needs may need extra help because of a range of needs, such as in thinking and understanding, physical or sensory difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties, or difficulties with speech and language or how they relate to and behave with other people.

Local Offer

For further information on how Pebbles Childcare provides for children and their families with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), please click here for the settings Local Offer.