This is a joint project between North Somerset Council and Springboard Opportunity Group that aims to develop childminder's skills and confidence in supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), alongside their mainstream children.
Specialist childminders are committed to ensuring that children with SEND are learning and developing in a high quality inclusive homebased environment. They have attended a range of additional training that helps support them in meeting the needs of children with SEND. Specialist childminders are able to use the services of the Springboard Specialist Childminder Co-ordinator who will visit your child at the childminders home to advise and support the childminder in making sure they are making the best possible progress.
A blue rosette can be found next to those childminders who have achieved the specialist (SEND) childminder status