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Special Educational Needs

We are fully committed to the inclusion of all children and believe that this is beneficial to both the mainstream children and those with special needs that they play and learn together. We have long experience and expertise in working with children with varying special needs, and involve the parents, who know their child best, in every aspect of the child’s learning at nursery.

We have two Surrey County Council funded types of provision for children with special needs and we have a different admissions procedures to the 3-5s nursery for these. The staff in both groups work very closely together to plan the children’s learning and are overseen by the special needs coordinator (SENCO). Click here to view the SEND Admissions Procedure.

View our SEN Policy or SEND Information Report. To access the Surrey Local Offer, please click here. 

We work closely with organisations such as Family Voice Surrey and Contact-a-Family. If you are a parent of a child with additional needs, please visit these two websites for more information by clicking on the links.  

Family Voice Surrey / Contact-a-Family.

For more information about our SNSC - view the Virtual Tour with our SENCo - El Davis

Contact Us

Dorking Nursery School
West Street
01306 882397


Monday to Friday

8:45am - 11:45am
11:45am - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 3:30pm
8:45am - 1:45pm

About Extra Sessions

Special Needs Support Centre (SNSC)

We have 10 places in the SNSC for children with varying and complex additional needs e.g. autism, developmental delay, Downs Syndrome, hearing impairment.

Pre-school centre for speech, language & communication needs Unit (PSLCN)

This PSLCN unit is for 8 children aged 3-5 years with a range of significant speech and language impairments. These children are generally age appropriate in all other areas of development.

Medical Needs Policy

This document contains extensive information about the way in which Dorking Nursery School and Family Centre manages children's medical conditions.

Admissions for children with Special Educational Needs

This is for children from 3 - 5 years. Places are allocated to children from a much wider area of Surrey than for the main nursery, admission is generally through a referral agency.

The evening was very informative and had lots of ideas how I can help at home.


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