Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Role of Parents

As a pre-school we recognise parents as the first and most important educators of their young children. We aim to support parents, children and their families while at the preschool. We have an open door policy where parents have an open invitation to take an active role in pre-school, to see what happens here and to talk about it afterwards with their child.

How we will work with you

We will always try our best to ensure that parents/carers are made to feel welcome and valued in their dealings with all members of staff. We recognise the role that you have played in shaping the development of your child, and the value in your partnership with the education going forward. We do this through:

  • Providing opportunities for parents/carers to talk about their child with the leaders before starting school with us
  • Offering parents regular opportunities to talk about their child’s progress in our pre-school through Tapestry, twice yearly parents' evenings and reports home
  • Making all new parents aware of the systems and policies of the setting including registering, queries, complaints or suggestions.
  • Supporting parents to be able to register with Tapestry so they can put on learning from home
  • Welcoming the feedback and contributions of parents in whatever form they take
  • Encouraging parents and carers to talk to staff if there are any concerns. If needed a meeting will be set up between the staff and parent/carer so that any issues can be resolved quickly. There are formal meetings for parents twice a year at which the teacher and the parent discuss progress in private
  • Having flexible admission arrangements that enable children and parents/carers to become secure, and by allowing time to discuss each child’s circumstances
  • Arranging a range of activities throughout the year that encourage collaboration between child, school and parents/carers
  • Offering a range of activities that support the involvement of parents. There is regular communication with home through Tapestry
  • Providing parent/carers with the topics and areas of the curriculum to be covered and also any relevant information that may help the parent/carer of the child

How you can get involved with our pre-school

We actively encourage parents to be part of the pre-school this could be through:

  • Becoming a volunteer within the pre-school.
  • Assisting with events such as walks and trips
  • Fundraising
  • Collecting materials e.g. recyclable materials.

If you want to find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage, how it's taught and how to get involved as a parent, read this short guide.