Partnership with Parents
Settling in sessions
We offer a free settling in procedure of 2 x 2 hour sessions to allow your child to settle into the nursery and for parents and children to become acquainted with their key person who will introduce you to room staff, explain the system of the nursery and answer any questions. Your child's key person will also discuss your child's development and support planning for their next steps and their individual needs.
Open Door policy
We provide an open door policy whereby a parent/carer can discuss any aspect of their child’s care or development at any time.
The nursery encourages parental involvement from day one to ensure we cover your child's needs through two planned open/social evenings to encourage good relationships between parents and staff and helping parents to get to know each other.
At the planned open evenings to discuss your child’s progress you will have the opportunity to discuss with your child’s key person the next steps in their development.
We also encourage parents to share their professional skills with the children. Outings to the park and beach in the summer are also an additional time for parents and staff to interact in an enjoyable way.
Regular newsletters and monthly activity sheets to take home are available to support learning at home.
eyLog – The Early Years Log
We have now introduced eyLog, an online digital reporting system, to record the development of our children and inform next steps for practitioners and parents. This enables parents to have fully up to date access to their child's learning journal. Parents can log on and see their child in a current daily video shot! We have a secure tablet in each room to take video, audio and still. This has now become a firm favourite with our parents.
We also liaise with other professionals related to a child’s development as well as professionals in the community, eg. Police and Fire Brigade etc.