Essential to our success is the relationship between the nursery and parents and carers. This relationship is crucial to the well-being, development and progress of your child. During your time here at the nursery, we will encourage and promote a two-way flow of information, knowledge and expertise. The more we know about you and your child and the more you know about us, the more successful we will be in creating a partnership that is fully supportive of your child. We value all our parents and have an open-door policy, parents are keen to offer support with celebrations and festivals.

In the past term, we have had so many of our parents come along to teach our Nursery and Reception children. They have lead story time sessions, talked about their culture, shown us how to bake and even brought a dog in! We cherish these opportunities so much that we have created a ‘parents as partners’ display in the classroom to celebrate this.

We are aware that a lot of magical moments take place when you least expect them i.e. at home. In order for our parents/carers to capture this, we encourage you to fill out a ‘magical moment’ form and send it in to school for show and tell. These moments are read aloud during our circle time sessions and then displayed for a short time before getting filed away into your child’s learning journey- evidence of your contribution towards your child’s learning and development.

Parent workshops throughout the year

You, as Parents and Carers, are an important part of your child’s education. All the children at our school make ‘excellent’ progress from their relative starting points. The school’s tracking systems also indicate clearly that a child who is well supported at home makes even greater progress- this partnership is essential.

To help you with this, you will be invited to further meetings in the new academic year that explain how we plan, teach and assess your child, how we teach phonics and maths, and how you can support at home. Dates for these will be shared with you via a formal letter.