Early years inclusion hub opens in Dudley
Wrens Nest Primary School has welcomed eight children to start at a new inclusion hub facility.
The early years facility is joining Netherton Park Nursery in offering specialist provision for children with additional needs, as Dudley Council continues to roll out the inclusion hubs model.
Offering personalised, targeted and specialist interventions for children and families, the network of five hubs is designed to have a staffing capacity that meets the needs of children with special educational needs in localities across the borough.
Netherton Park Nursery School is open for children in the central area Dudley, while Wrens Nest Primary School is set to offer placements for those living in north Dudley.
Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children’s services, said:
“We are delighted to see the Dudley North inclusion hub opening its doors, with the dedicated team now working to settle children into their placements.
“Children from the central Dudley areas are enjoying the same provision at Netherton Park Nursery’s inclusion hub, which opened in December.
“This model is enabling more young children with additional needs to access more support and provision in their local community.
“Five children will join our Halesowen and Stourbridge hubs from next week and we are continuing with the due diligence process for the Brierley Hill hub where hope to welcome children soon.”
Sarah Parkes, Headteacher at Wrens Nest Primary School said:
“At Wren's Nest, we are passionate about supporting children and their families in an inclusive environment, that allows all children to flourish and shine.
“As a school, we are both excited and privileged to be hosting an Early Years Inclusion Hub, which will serve the North Dudley Locality.
“Our Sunshine Room will give children and families the support they are both seeking and deserve at the earliest opportunity. “
For further information people can contact the early years team on 01384 814364 for advice or support.