The Local Offer from our two year old provision, Toucan

Children can start in Toucan in the term following their second birthday and stay until the term following their third birthday. Children who get places in Toucan will have a learning difficulty and will have several professionals involved in their care e.g. due to complex medical, postural or sensory needs. They will live in Greenwich. Toucan’s admission criteria which can be found on Willow Dene’s website under the Toucan section give further details of this. Children are offered 15 hours each week in Toucan. We work with families to organise hours which best suit individual children and families. Toucan  works  closely with the Early Years Coordination Team to offer places to children who will gain most benefit from Toucan.

Toucan is located within Willow Dene School. We use many of the specialist learning environments in the school including the ball pool, sensory room, sensory garden and swimming pool. We work with the nursing team on site and with community and school based therapists e.g. music therapist, physiotherapist and speech therapist. Toucan provides specialist equipment, prescribed by therapists, which best meet the children's needs.  Children attending Toucan do not automatically move to Willow Dene School at the end of their placement. Admissions to the school are managed by an RBG admissions panel. Toucan works closely with families and professionals as children move to their next placement to ensure that they have the support needed in a setting which best meets their needs.