Parent Partnership

At Twiglets Nursery, we aim to work in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop. Our aim is to support parents by involving them in their children’s education. To do this, we offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and diversity. It is our intention to make our setting accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community. We aim to ensure that all sections of our community have access to the setting through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures. (For further information see policy 10 2 Admissions)

Twiglets is a setting in which parents help to shape the service we offer. We believe that parents know their children best and we ask them to contribute to assessment by sharing information about what their children like to do at home and how they as parents are supporting development.

Parents are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:
• valued and respected;
• kept informed;
• consulted;
• involved; and
• included at all levels of their child’s education.

Here at Twiglets Nursery, we recognise parents as the first and most important educators of their children.  All of the staff see themselves, as partners with parents in providing care and education for their child. There are many ways in which parents take part in making the setting a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents, such as:
• taking part in events and informal discussions about the activities and curriculum provided by the setting;
• joining in community activities in which the setting takes part.

At Twiglets, staff and parents work together on their children’s records of achievement and exchange knowledge about their children’s needs, activities and interests. This information will be given to your child’s key person within the setting. The key person is the point of contact for Parents and Carers. They complete a daily diary for the parents regarding the child’s progress. (For further information see policy4 1 The Role of the Key Person and Settling In). Important information regarding parents’ views of their child’s development will enable the key person to identify your child’s stage of progress. You and the key person will then decide on how to help your child to move on to the next stage of their learning journey.

Twiglets Nursery offers parents the opportunity to further their children’s learning development at home through the daily diary. Topics are recorded so parents can discuss activities with there children at home. Parents also can access a wide range of multi-cultural and special needs toys at the resource library, set up by the Principal Mrs. Al-Na’ama. This can be located at the Four Oaks Toy Library in Mere Green Primary School. All parents can access these on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Early Years Foundation Stage requires that we supply parents and carers with a short written summary of their child’s development in the three prime learning and development areas of the EYFS: personal, social and emotional development; physical development; and communication and language; when a child is aged between 24 – 36 months. The key person is responsible for completing the check using information from ongoing observational assessments carried out as part of our everyday practice, and also using the information shared from parents.

Twiglets Nursery encourages parents and carers to share their opinions. We welcome parents to drop into the setting to see it at work or to speak with the staff or principal. The setting also has a nursery forum, where parents can express their views to other parents.

For more information, please read this download:

10 5 Parental Involvement

 

The setting has a rota, which parents can sign if they would like to help at a particular session or sessions of the setting. Helping at the session enables parents to see what the day-to-day life of the setting is like and to join in helping the children to get the best out of their activities. Joining the rota is not the only means of taking part in the life of the setting. Parents can offer to take part in a session by sharing their own interests and skills with the children.

Please note that parents who wish to attend regular sessions to work with the children will need to have a DBS criminal records check, please speak to the principal about this.