"Parents are 'children's first and most enduring educators'..."
Parents are 'children's first and most enduring educators' (Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, QCA 2000). You know your child more than anyone else - they are the most important little person to you, and for us to be a part of their development in their early years is a privilege.
As childcare practitioners, we have experience and knowledge of how children learn, how they develop and how we can enhance and encourage them whilst they are at our setting. We plan and implement a variety of appropriate activities, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, on a daily basis.
An element of this includes ensuring we work together to create positive partnerships with parents, carers and multi-agencies, to ensure we meet the needs of each individual child and provide the high-quality care and early education that should rightly be expected of us.
Some of the ways in which we endeavour to work with families in partnership are:
by being friendly and approachable - we are always happy to speak to our parents!
by sharing information - from daily reports, to learning journals and parents evenings
by communicating regularly - telephone calls, emails, via Baby's Days, Facebook, Instagram - we use lots of different ways to keep in touch with our parents
by sending out monthly newsletters - to keep parents up-to-date with what is going on at nursery
by encouraging parents to get involved - with activities and events at nursery
by asking for, and listening to, parent feedback - we value opinions