Partnership with Parents and Carers

Aim   of policy

To work   with parents and carers to develop an effective home/nursery partnership that   promotes the development of each child.

Audience   for policy

Nursery   staff, students, parents and carers

Relationship   to Curriculum

All areas   of curriculum

Review   Date

 May 2016

 

1 Prior to   the child starting Nursery, parents/carers will be invited to bring their   child for two introductory visits. Parents /carers will have the opportunity   to share information about their child with the key worker who will show them   around the nursery.  A nursery   information booklet will be given to parents/carers.
2 During the   ‘settling in’ period, nursery staff will work with parents/carers to support   the child as they become secure in the nursery environment.  An ‘All About Me’ booklet is completed by   parents/carers, the child and nursery staff and this is retained in the   child’s folder.
3 Parents/carers   will have the opportunity of sharing information and learning about their   child’s achievements through informal day-to- day discussions with nursery   staff.  Each child has a folder with   examples of their work which is available for parents/carers to look at in   the reception area.  A written report   is provided at the end of the year and parents/carers are offered an appointment   to discuss their child’s progress.
4 Parents/carers   will have access to information about the curriculum and events such as Open   Evenings through the monthly newsletter.
5 Parents/carers   will be encouraged to help in the Nursery and to join the Parent/Carer   Liaison Group.