Partnership with Parents
Settling in sessions
We offer a free settling in procedure of 2 x 2 hour sessions to allow your child to settle into the nursery and for parents and children to become acquainted with their key person who will introduce you to room staff, explain the system of the nursery and answer any questions. Your child's key person will also discuss your child's development and support planning for their next steps and their individual needs.
Open Door policy
We provide an open door policy whereby a parent/carer can discuss any aspect of their child’s care or development at any time.
The nursery encourages parental involvement from day one to ensure we cover your child's needs through two planned open/social evenings to encourage good relationships between parents and staff and enable some parents to get to know each other.
At the planned open evenings to discuss your child’s progress you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s next steps with their key person. Long term government studies show that outcomes for children are substantially improved where there exists a close link between the pre-school provision and the home.
We also encourage parents to share their professional skills with the children, eg. One parent is a chef who came to conduct a cake icing display, with all children wearing a chefs hat! Another parent was a dentist who came with an outsize set of teeth to talk about dental health!
Regular newsletters and monthly activity sheets to take home are available to support learning at home. We have now implemented 'eyLog', an online early learning journal. eyLog enables staff to share your child's learning journey with parents and guardians, thereby increasing parent participation in their child's activities at nursery. Parents can contribute to their child's learning journey with observations from home.
We also liaise with other professionals related to a child’s development as well as professionals in the community, eg. Police and Fire Brigade etc.