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Parental Involvement


We want to ensure that our parents and families have a close working relationship with our team.

Parental and family involvement engenders a sense of community within our nursery and we always welcome suggestions for improvement.

Parents, carers and, of course, grandparents are always most welcome as volunteer helpers in a session – your help with the children is invaluable. The children get very excited when it's their turn to introduce Mummy, Daddy, Granny or Granddad and you'll have fun too.

Each year the nursery holds a variety of different events for our children/families.

These may include:

  • Children's parties
  • End of term celebrations
  • Easter Hat Parade
  • End of year party and picnic
  • Sponsored events
  • International Evening
  • Parents Workshops
  • Chatter Matters

Parents/carers are invited to meet with their child's key person to discuss their child's learning and development regularly and at east once every term.

Working in partnership with parents is central to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England

Parent partnerships are key to a successful early years experience for children and for them to gain the most out of their early education and reach expected levels of development. This responsibility usually falls to the key person to ensure an effective relationship is built and to share information at the beginning and end of the day and also at various other points such as meetings to discuss development.

Why are parent partnerships so important?

  • Parents know their children best
  • It helps the child to feel safe and secure while in the setting if they see that their parents feel comfortable there.
  • To create a shared level of expectation
  • To information share about new levels of development, any concerns and any new likes or dislikes
  • To keep up to date with what is happening outside the setting, especially if the home situation may be causing problems for the child
  • Parents can feel secure to seek advice, help and support should they need it
  • To make transitions throughout the setting smooth
  • Improve practice and outcomes for the children, ensuring every child has their full individual needs met.

Parent Partnership training