Esme arrives at nursery

Two year old Esme arrives at nursery with her dad. The practitioners at the setting are encouraging her to make simple choices for her self and to move independently around the setting as much as possible. Esme has a progressive neurological condition. Find out more about Esme and her condition here

Good for looking at

  • SEND
  • Inclusion
  • Communication
  • Making choices
  • Small steps
  • Specialist equipment
  • Effective adult support
  • Parents


  • What cues can you see that show what Esme is interested in? (Look out for eye gaze, non-verbal and body language)
  • How is Esme learning? Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • In what ways do the adults support Esme’s learning?
  • How do the materials provided support Esme’s learning?