Isle of Man News - POSTED Mon last week

It’s all smiles at Crossroads’ Nursery

by LC

It’s all smiles at Crossroads’ Nursery

All children are unique and some children have additional needs.  Crossroads inclusive Nursery was recognised by independent judges under the Tiered Award Scheme for the support and partnership working they undertake in the community including Young Carers.  The Children’s services team are celebrating their Gold award for the work they do to improve outcomes for our youngest learners their parents and carers.

Hannah Murphy, Children’s Services Manager said ‘Our mixed ability fully integrated nursery welcomes children from birth to 5 years and is changing attitudes to disability.  It helps parents, adds real value to the Nursery is good for the children and staff.  We extend our support through our Nursery Outreach service which enables children with additional needs to attend a Nursery local to them’.

The Tiered Award Scheme has been designed to help prepare any business or organisation no matter how big or small for the forthcoming Equality Act. It is completely free of charge. The Award is designed to encourage equality of access and disability smart thinking and is open to organisations committed to developing better outcomes that make a real difference for all customers and employees including those with disabilities.

If you are interested in the Award and would like more information please contact our Access Office on 673103 or email us tas@crossroadsiom.org , the Access office also offers online Disability Awareness training to local businesses and organisations.

Photo - Emma, Lydia & Dee, Crossroads Nursery; Mike Johnson, Judge.

 

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