Working closely with families is an essential part of what we do; they are the main carers and know their child better than anybody else. We respect that. Parents are fully involved in all transitions throughout the nursery. We value parents opinions and ideas and actively seek parental participation.
We have an open door policy. Parents are fully involved every step of the way in their child’s learning and development throughout their journey at nursery.
We hold annual parent’s evenings to discuss how their child is progressing. If parents/carers need to speak with the manager they can do this at any time. If a parent wishes to discuss their child in more detail they can make an appointment to spend time with their child’s key person.
Parents are encouraged to spend time with their child in the nursery to help with transitions whether this is when the child first joins or when the child moves to another room. We regularly invite parents to come into the nursery to take part in celebrations and festivals or other fun activities such as sports day. We encourage parents to share a special skill, such as story time with the children.
We have a Key Person System at our nursery. Parents speak to their child’s key person on a daily basis at drop off and pick up times and also through the children’s daily online learning journals. Parents can approach their child’s Key Person if they have any worries, concerns or other information that they think is important and would like to discuss. All information will remain confidential.
A key person:
- Has special responsibility for a set amount of children
- Will work alongside you to help your child settle into nursery
- Will ensure that your child’s needs are recognised and met at each session
- Will regularly observe and assess the development of your child and monitor their progress
- Is responsible for updating your child’s records
- Will feedback any information or concerns about your child to you
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT A KEY PERSON DOES NOT:
- Shadow the children throughout the session
- Only work with their key children
- Prevent other adults from developing a relationship with their key children