Heads Up 16th November 2017


New SEND quality award for 0-5

WIncKS Award

Parents and nurseries have been working together to create a new 0 – 5 SEND quality award.

WIncKS shows that early years schools and childminders welcome children with special educational needs and disabilities. The name WIncKS stands for Warwickshire Inclusion Kite marking Scheme. The award recognises and celebrates high quality SEND provision in Warwickshire’s pre-school settings. Nurseries or childminders need to have a good or outstanding Ofsted rating to qualify for a WIncKS award. WIncKS also aims to raise the profile of award winners with families looking for inclusive 0 - 5 settings.

Parents and professionals took part in workshops to develop WIncKS, led by Integrated Disability Services. See photos from the workshops on the Warwickshire Working Together Facebook page.

The first round of awards was at Shire Hall, Warwick in September 2017. Eighteen pre-school settings received their WIncKS inclusion awards during the celebration.

Congratulations to:
Alcester Nursery
Merrydays and Henley Montessori School
Atherstone Nursery School
Bedworth Heath Nursery School & Early Years Teaching Centre
Claverdon Village Nursery and Pre-school
Westgate Preschool
Shipston Pre-School
Stockingford Early Years Centre and Library
Little Willows, Leamington Spa
Little Crofters, Stratford-upon-Avon
Tiny Toes, Rugby
Humpty Dumpty, Rugby
KCP, Rugby
Squirrels, Rugby
Weddington Pre-School, Nuneaton
Bizzy Tots, Clifton Rd, Rugby
St. Matthews Bloxham Nursery, Rugby
Kingsbury 1st Pre-School


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