Outreach to Pre-Schools

Bushy Leaze Outreach workers work in pre-schools in the local area (Alton, Bordon, Liphook and Petersfield) with children who may need additional support.

The Outreach Workers work closely with the pre-school staff, giving advice and sharing and modelling strategies.  They will work with the child in small groups or on a one to one basis.They can meet with parents to share ideas and refer to other agencies for support if required.

Referrals can be made direct from the pre-schools or through the Area Inclusion Co-ordinator,  who supports the pre-school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).

Thomas Outreach Programme (TOP)

This is a flexible intervention service for pre-school children with social communication or autistic spectrum difficulties.  (Children do not need a diagnosis to be referred for the programme).  The TOP Worker supports the child to learn in the home and their pre-school and into the first term of Year R.  Children usually receive weekly visits to home and pre-school.  They are given a time allocation of 5-15 hours per week which includes paperwork, preparation and travel time for the TOP worker.  All teaching intervention is tailored to meet the child’s individual needs.

Referrals can be made through Health professionals – for example Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists, Area Inclusion Officer or by contacting TOP staff direct.

We offer an outreach to pre-schools from our extremely experienced team.   If you work in a pre-school and think you need support with children with a range of additional needs, please contact the Outreach Team on 01420 88614, or contact us.