Counselling service in Vrtec Šentvid
Counselling services consists of:
- a counsellor, pedagogist
- and a teacher for children with special needs.
The main objective of the counselling service is in supporting and helping pre-school teachers, assistants and parents to provide the best conditions for the children’s development. A counsellor’s work is prevention oriented: helping adults to understand children better and to respond to their needs. Co-operation with parents is of major importance. Counselling is based on the principle of parents’ free will, mutual agreement and confidentiality. With a parents’ approval we can contact other professional institutions if it is deemed necessary.
We offer support and help in case of problems during the introductory period in the nursery or in the transition to primary school. Our particular concerns are with special needs children. Meetings take place in form of individual meetings and counselling, or workshops and lectures for parents.
All of the parents are invited to lectures, known as »School for parents«. Our wish is to offer them advice and an opportunity to discover more about the developmental characteristics of children. ‘School for parents’ is a project supported by the City of Ljubljana and its Office for Prevention of Drug Abuse. Lectures on various topics suggested by parents and staff are held by outside specialists.