The idea of choosing a nursery for Poppy felt very daunting. She requires feeding and cannot walk or talk due to a neurological disorder called Rett Syndrome. We viewed St Rose’s amongst others but instantly felt this was the place for her. The staff were so friendly and accommodating and we knew Poppy would love exploring the room and everything the nursery has to offer.
Due to the nursery allowing mainstream children to attend as well as children with additional needs we chose to move Poppy’s twin, Florence from playgroup to St Rose’s one day a week. This was the best decision we made for both of them. They will never be able to enjoy the school experience together but to enjoy their time together at nursery and with independence away from us is fantastic. Florence enjoys her days at St Rose’s where she can play with other children and also play with Poppy. It is good for her to become aware of other children’s struggles and not just the struggles that Poppy faces.
St Rose’s allows the professionals involved in Poppy’s care to visit her at nursery, reducing the amount of hospital appointments we have.
They have been very helpful and supportive with all of the paperwork involved in Poppy’s care including her My Plan Plus and EHCP.
Poppy’s social skills have developed and the interaction she has with other children. She has formed a special bond with her key worker which is very reassuring as parents and so special to witness.
St Rose’s aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that offers stimulating opportunities appropriate to the needs of our students.
A team of experienced therapists are employed directly by the school to work alongside education and care staff. Collaborative therapy and sharing that knowledge is integral to the work of our school.
When a child or young person is happy, they have the best chance of progressing and achieving their goals. Ensuring that your child’s emotional needs are met is as important as their physical requirements.