Neurodiversity is the word used to describe how diverse we are as human beings from a neurological perspective.  It suggests that the many variations of human brains should be accepted as a natural and valuable part of humanity’s genetic legacy.

The term “neurodivergent” describes people whose brain differences affect how their brain works. That means they have different strengths and challenges from people whose brains don’t have those differences. The possible differences include medical disorders, learning disabilities and other conditions.

A “neurodivergent” person refers to a person on the autism spectrum or, more generally, to someone whose brain processes information in a way that is not typical of most individuals.

Here at Boldon Nursery we embrace the kaleidoscope of strengths, talents, neurological differences, multifaceted experiences and creativity that neurodivergent individuals bring to the table.

We embrace the vast spectrum of representation neurodiversity encompasses, breaking free from stereotypes and misconceptions.  Everyone is valued for who they are, fostering an inclusive community where differences are cherished.

 Our approach to early learning and development ensures we:

  • honour all forms of communication
  • adapt systems & environments to meet the needs of all children
  • nurture positive self-identity
  • reject neuronormativity –the term that describes the idea that neurotypicality is normal (and correct), and that being neurodivergent is not.
  • promote self – advocacy – you know your rights, you speak-up for your rights, and you are able to make choices and decisions that affect your life.
  • reframe expectations
  • validate differences
  • adopt intersectionality – Intersectionality is a metaphor for understanding the ways that multiple forms of inequality or disadvantage sometimes compound themselves and create obstacles that often are not understood among conventional ways of thinking.

Our aim is to:

  • Seek excellence in our Early Years intervention.
  • Develop greater inclusion.
  • Help families to access the appropriate support services for their child’s needs.
  • Ensure every child transitions into the best educational setting for them.