Additional needs

At Oasis Childcare Centre we value all children as unique individuals and endeavour to provide a safe, stimulating learning environment that promotes the concept of ‘lifelong learning’. We provide an environment in which all children are encouraged and supported to enable them to learn and develop to their full potential.


We monitor all children’s progress through weekly observations and assessments and identify children’s individual strengths, weaknesses and needs. We identify the specific needs of children with Special Education Needs/Disabilities and meet those needs through a range of strategies to enable children to achieve their full potential.


Our settings have trained Special Educational Needs Co-coordinators (SENCO’s) who have a wide range of experience in supporting children with additional needs (including speech and language support, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)). Our SENCO’s are responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the setting’s SEN policy, and for liaising with their colleagues to coordinate provision across the setting. Our SENCO’s work closely with the manager and all practitioners in the setting, and with other professionals as required (such as speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists) to support the needs of individual children and their families.

The Oasis Childcare Centre has partnerships/connections with:

Cornwall 'Family Services'

Services for Children, Young People and Families. A universal partnership with agencies, and services for all families and children. We actively engage with our own Early Years Teacher Advisor who supports and offers guidance to ensure best practice.

PreSchool Learning Alliance

Ludgvan School

We share some facilities and feed into the school, with whom we have a very good working relationship. During the final term of the academic year the Pre-School children regularly visit the Reception classroom and outdoor areas within the school. This provides fantastic opportunities for children of different age groups to integrate and supports a super, stress free transition into Ludgvan School Reception class for Oasis Pre-School children!

CB Childcare Consultancy

Early Help

Our SENCO’s can contact the Early Help Hub for support and/or advice if your child or you as a family require additional support.


What is Early Help?

Early Help includes help provided in both early childhood and early in the development of a problem. Within Cornwall the Early Help Hub is the first point of contact when considering additional support for children and their families.

  • Support is provided: from pre-birth to the age of 18 (or 25 when the young person has additional needs) when the child, young person or family has needs that are not met solely by universal services.

  • It is single point of access for professionals, families and young people to access Early Help Services in Cornwall.

  • The triage team decides which Early Help service best meets the needs identified in the request for help. It is then allocated to the appropriate service within 48 hrs.


Contact details:

·         Telephone: 01872 322277

·         Email:

·         Website:


Vision for Early Help

Early Help in Cornwall aims to ensure that services to support children, young people and their parents are there when they need them. Early Help is about identifying problems at an early stage and providing purposeful and effective help as soon as possible once they have been identified, working with families to solve those problems before they get worse.

There are a wide range of services available through the Early Help Hub and you will be involved and supported at all stages.

Charity no. 1057410  - Oasis Childcare Centres.


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