The HI children in nursery are fully integrated with hearing peers. For deaf children, a specific emphasis is placed on communication and language. The nursery staff plan as a team and have high expectations of all the children, based on information from assessment procedures. These include advice from other professionals, particularly the speech and language therapist.
Children are assessed on an individual basis and allocated support accordingly. This support enables them to be taught by a mainstream teacher. There may be times when it is more appropriate that children are taught by a Teacher of the Deaf and this may include a modified curriculum.