Working with disabled children
childcare can provide an excellent setting for caring for disabled
children. Each child is different and it's important to get to know
each child really well as an individual to understand how best to
meet their needs.
Special educational needs
Understanding of the child's specific needs will come as you
observe the child, and use what you see and hear to help you
understand how the child is developing and what activities and
experiences you can offer that will help their development.
Speaking in detail with a disabled child's parent is crucial as
well - after all, a child's parent knows them best.
These principles hold fast for working with disabled children
and those with special educational needs (SEN), just as much as for
working with other children. The most important thing to remember
is that disabled children are children first – you should focus on
the child as an individual and not on their impairment or
condition. (This is called the "social model" of disability.)
Vacancy matching service
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allows you to advertise your vacancy and promote your business as
offering specialist care for disabled children. If you're a
childminder member of PACEY, update or add your listing today.
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