The Early Years Department at Hollywood and Overdale have 35 children for the academic year 23-24.
There are 32 reception age children and 3 year 1 children.
We have children with a range of complex learning needs. These include, moderate, severe or profound difficulties and autistic spectrum conditions.
Each child has their own EHCP which is used to ensure all children access a range of therapy, learning and health care opportunities which meet their individual needs.
Holly Class has a central continuous provision learning area. It also has a light room and soft play area. We also have a creative/kitchen area and a low distraction room for group activities. Children have access to an outside Forest School area.
Acorn Class has a central classroom with a quiet room attached and access to a lightroom, soft play, central hall and Forest School area.
Children are in small groups for all activities and have access to each part of the provision.
We are a total communication setting. We have weekly visits from a Speech & Language therapist.
We go out on life skills, have the minibus each week and go to jump space every week.