To give your child the best possible start in life, we recognise the importance of working closely in partnership with you to ensure that we create continuity between nursery and home life.
We understand that a child’s family are the first and most influential people in their life. At nursery, we view our role in the care of your child as a partnership with parents. To maintain our high standard of childcare, we place a high value on making time for you to be able to talk to staff, to discuss the development of your child while helping us to understand their individual traits and needs.
In addition to daily opportunities to talk with staff, there are various events throughout the year – such as parents' evenings and social events. We welcome all parental involvement, including suggestions about how we can improve the care be provide. We aim to promote the partnership in a variety of ways and strongly encourage all parents to become involved.
As part of our policy on partnership with parents, we aim to:
- Make parents aware of the nursery's policies and procedures.
- Ensure parents are informed of their child's progress regularly.
- Ensure parents have the opportunity to contribute their own skills, knowledge and interests.
- Involve parents in shared record keeping about their child.
- Ensure parents receive regular newsletters.
- Make known to parents the procedures for complaints.
- Provide opportunities for parents to learn about the nursery curriculum and about their child's learning process.
Your child's keyperson
To support your child’s growth and give you a point of contact in the nursery, each child is allocated a keyperson. They will monitor and progress your child’s development and ensure that activities within the nursery are designed to help them grow.
Your child will have a ‘Learning Journey’ folder, which will be maintained so that staff – with your help and cooperation – can set appropriate development targets.They keyperson system enables parents and staff to communicate fully and share information about your child’s progress and wellbeing, providing secure, consistent care for them. We encourage families to inform your child’s keyperson of any important or relevant information regarding them or of any changes that may occur in their life which may have an influence on their development, feelings or general care.
Tapestry online app
In addition to the communication that you will receive about your child at drop off/pick up time, we use the Tapestry online app to share information with you about your child's development and the fun they have while at nursery. You will have your own secure login and can access the app through the Tapestry website or by downloading it to your phone or tablet.
Photos and observations or statements your child has made are also uploaded so you can see your child taking part playing, learning and sharing thoughts with staff and friends.
The app also allows two-way communication between the nursery and parents, providing you with another way to share information with us about your child.
The secure service is password protected and parents have control over who can access the information. It is possible to share pictures and information with friends or family and many parents appreciate the ability to send photos of their child via to the app to family in other parts of the world.
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