Woodside Pre School is a partner of the South Pennine Academies Tel: 01484 503110

Special Educational Needs

SEN Coordinator

Elizabeth Roberts
Address: Woodside Pre School (situated within the grounds of Moor End Academy), Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, HD4 5JA
Telephone: 01484 503114

SEN Provision

Woodside Pre School is a fully inclusive organisation and we welcome all children irrespective of need or ability. We ensure steps are taken to treat all of our children fairly and equally and we support them fully throughout their learning to achieve their potential.

Our curriculum is designed to ready your children for the next stages of their life such as Junior school and Reception. Our programme is amended and suited to meet the individual needs of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) once establishing what these are.

Additional information and advice can be found on the links below.  

Woodside SEN Access Plan

SEN and Disability in the Early Years Toolkit

To view Woodside's  Special Educational Needs Report, click here

Admission Arrangements

At Woodside Pre School we understand that as parents and carers, choosing a Nursey where your children will be comfortable and begin to reach their potential is an important decision. We aim to provide you with as much information as possible in helping you make those right decisions for your children.

Our admission policy for children at Woodside is the same for all children irrelevant of need; children are given places on first come first served basis. Should the number of applicants exceed the number of places available, your child will be added to our waiting list. A deposit can be paid to secure a place on our waiting list. Please see our policies on admissions. This is under the ‘Policies’ section of our website.

Should you like to enrol your child at our Pre School or find out more information, you can telephone, email, or visit Woodside.

If you wish to find out more information about our admission arrangements through the local authority, you can telephone or email ‘Kirklees Childcare’ who have records of our up to date numbers of children at the Pre School.


Woodside Pre School would like to introduce Elizabeth Roberts as our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).  Liz is Level 3 trained and has over twenty experience in working with children, covering all aspects of education for the early years including children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Liz joined Woodside in June 2018. Liz has attended Early Years courses, along with other various training programmes aimed at more specific aspects of SEND to support her throughout her career.

Also as the SENCO for Woodside, it is Liz’s responsibility to communicate and work with appropriate external agencies who are able to provide specialised advice in order to fully support the children with Special Educational Needs. Liz has worked with children who have a variety of needs such as Autism, Speech and Language difficulties as well as children with behavioural issues. Liz will also work alongside of the other staff members at Woodside to monitor the progress of the children and to plan interventions where the progress is lower than originally expected.

As part of her role as Woodside’s Deputy Manager and SENCO, Liz will work with parents and carers of our children to ensure their time at the Pre School is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Liz will be involved in the transition process of our students from the Pre School to their Junior school, ensuring that the needs of the children are met and carried on in their next place of education.

Access Facilities

Below is Woodside's access facilities which have been put in place to accommodate our children and visitors into the Pre School. 

  • Our nursery is based on one level with all areas accessible throughout the nursery facility.
  •  Our garden is accessed through the front door with solid flooring to the front of the building. The Grassed area can also be accessed through the front and onto the rear of the property.  
  •  All areas of the curriculum are available for all children no matter of age, gender, ability or disability. Your needs will be catered for by our knowledgeable staff team.
  •  All children will be planned for on an individual basis by their key person. Each child is assigned a key person when they enrol with us at Woodside. Their key person, in partnership with parents and carers will keep in touch and discuss ways forward in planning for the curriculum, dietary needs, disabilities and medical needs. All requirements will be discussed and we will adhere to needs where possible.