As parents and carers you are the most important people in your children’s lives. You are their first teachers, friends and playmates. you are the people who know most about your child and therefore you have a very important role to play in our nursery.
Within the nursery opening hours we will endeavour to set a high standard of communication.
Communication between parents and staff is of paramount importance. We practice this importance by having the following structures in place:-
- Share with you what your child has been doing during the day. this is done verbally and throughout the children’s daily diaries (not including pre school). The baby room, tweenie room and toddler room daily diaries (home books) give details of your child’s day including meals, play, sleeps and toileting.
- Pre school information board: Situated above the children’s drawers gives information on weekly menus, copy of our monthly newsletter, information on activities and experiences which have been planned for the children. Displayed is also our OFSTED registration certificate, OFSTED contact details, insurance certificate, key worker groups and the Every Child Matters poster. TheComments and Complaints folder, Medicine folder, staff training folder and theOperational Plan folder which contains all policies and procedures are situated within the information area for your perusal.
- Photos of staff with their relevant qualifications and which rooms they are situated in are displayed at the front door.
- Monthly newsletter giving information, news, competitions, outings, birthdays and other celebrations.
- Share anecdotes of what they have participated in;
- Discuss your child’s progress and development, daily and at arranged parents evenings.
- Involve you in planning for your child in nursery. This is done by sending home diary sheets. We are able to pick out your child’s individual needs and interests from these and add them to our continuous planning.
- Luisa is our working with parent’s coordinator who is available to speak to about any issues or ideas that you as a parent have. Your child’s key worker is also available to discuss your child’s development and talk to you about any ideas or concerns you may have. You are also welcome to look at your child’s learning journal whenever you wish.
We work very closely with the parents of the children in our care. We believe it is important to have good communication to ensure and easy and positive transition from home to nursery and vice versa. We encourage sharing information between parents and staff. We love to hear about the children’s weekends, days out and their general interests. Information like this can assist with planning activities and will ensure your child’s learning is adapted within their own interests.
It would be helpful if you could arrive early enough in the morning to inform staff about any issues concerning your child, likewise in the evening. This will enable staff to spend a few minutes discussing your child’s experiences at the nursery.
It is important to remember that due to the opening hours of the nursery, your child’s key worker may not be there when you arrive or depart. It may be necessary for you to communicate your child’s needs to the member of staff on duty, who will feed this information back to your key person.
If at any time you have worries or concerns or would like to talk privately to your key worker or nursery management, please let them know so that arrangements can be made to ensure this happens.
The nursery has regular parent’s evenings / open weeks at regular intervals through the year.
We also regularly invite parents in to the nursery to read to the children and participate in ‘show and tell’ talks.
In each room planning is displayed. Parents are invited in to look at this on a daily basis and make their own comments and contributions.