Early Years Specialist Placements

EYSP placements and what we can provide for your child


We are a small team of experienced Specialist Practitioners who work within the Beacon Academy Nursery. We are the only nursery in Loughborough who offer a totally inclusive specialist provision for high need special needs children, ie: We include all children in the day to day activities of their peers within the nursery, supported by our EYSP officers who are specialists in meeting the needs of the children.

To make an appointment to be shown around please contact the main nursery telephone number  01509 264876 or email nursery@thebeaconacademy.org for more information.  We encourage all parents of children who are currently supported by 'Early Years Support' to come and look around our provision prior to making the request for the placement with us.  This way we can ensure that we are able to meet your child's needs and additionally that we meet your needs.

The offer from the Local Authority for these places is between 1-2 days, 9am-3.15pm (School Day only) and in term time onlyAlthough we are also a mainstream nursery, we do not have specialist officers working in the holidays and as such are unable to offer additional hours to support your child's 1:1 placement.  Please see the nursery manager Bev Beadle to discuss this and your needs. 

The nursery offers up to 10 part time specialist placements for children aged 2-4 years. SEN places are in high demand and are allocated by the LA. We work closely with parents and professionals involved in their care, enabling us to give the children the care and support they need.