Nursery apologises as disability discrimination case is settled

Amelie Cummins has a learning disability and her statement of Special Educational Needs provided for her to attend mainstream nursery school with 22.5 hours of classroom support each week.  Amelie started Trinity Nursery School, but were informed that she had to start school 15 minutes later everyday than all the other children in her class, even though she had a dedicated classroom assistant.  Amelie’s parents alleged that the school also wanted Amelie to finish 15 minutes earlier too, but they refused to accept this. Amelie’s parents removed her from the nursery school three months later.

Trinity Nursery accepted that they treated Amelie less favourably as a result of her disability, failed to make reasonable adjustments and apologised to Amelie and her parents.

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