Parent Partnership at Little Peeps
Parents are their child's First Educators
At Little Peeps we work in partnership with parents and when a child becomes a member of our nursery, their parent or guardian becomes a member of our community.
We are aware of the important role parents play in the education of their child's development.
We recognise the important role parents have already played in the development of their child to date and appreciate that continued involvement is crucial to their child's success. 'Parents our their child's first educators'
We have developed our settings where parents are welcomed and can contribute to the work should they so wish to.
Parents are invited into the settings at regular intervals such as open days / evenings and social events.
Parents are kept fully informed of their child's progress. This covers physical and intellectual development, food eaten, activities accessed, rest taken and nappy changes, this information is written in your child's Nursery to home book .
In addition, parents are kept up-to-date with all the nursery's news in our monthly newsletter, which details recent events and forthcoming activities.
Our staff are always on hand to discuss any matters with you, concerning your child.
Key Person System
Key Person System of a child at whatever age is important and a consistent carer is of value. We therefore operate a Key Person System which enables the parent to form a relationship with an appointed staff members and it is this member of staff that continuously observes the child and notes the child's progress and development. There is always one member from their child's room available to the parents at the beginning and end of each session to discuss any issues they may wish to raise. Additional appointments can be arranged to discuss any concerns. We also offer each child with a nursery to home book when they join the setting, which we can also use as a form of communication with our parents.
The transition of a child from one part of the nursery to another, and school is carefully planned to ensure that the child makes a successful transfer with little or no stress. We hold transition meetings with parents to ensure they are fully aware and comfortable as their child moves up through the nursery.
Parent's evenings are held every 6 months to discuss children's progress and development. This is based around a child's 'profile' which is a continually evolving record of their progress and development whilst at nursery. It contains daily observations made by a child's key person, samples of a child's work and photographic evidence.
A monthly newsletter is also published which informs parents of events, initiatives and general nursery news.
Fun Days are also held at each nursery every year to raise money for charities. They encourage interaction between the children outside of normal nursery hours, their parents / carers and the staff team in a relaxed environment.