Our setting recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children. All of our staff see themselves as partners with parents in providing care and education for their children.

Ofsted reported in March 2014:-

"Partnerships with parents are strong and well established.  Staff form close working partnerships from the earliest opportunity and actively involve parents in their children's ongoing care and learning.  As a result, parents state that they feel fully involved in their children's learning and development".

On Saturday 11th March our Pre-School parents and staff gave our garden and outdoor space a great Spring clean.  Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to help. Here are a few pictures:-

  

  

 

There are many ways in which parents take part in making the setting a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents, such as:

  • exchanging knowledge about their children's needs, activities, interests and progress with staff;
  • contributing to the progress check at age two;
  • helping at sessions at the setting;
  • sharing their own special interests with the children;
  • helping to provide and look after the equipment and materials used in the children's play activities;
  • being part of the committee of the setting;
  • taking part in events and informal discussions about the activities and curriculum provided by the setting;
  • joining in community activities, in which the setting takes part; and
  • building friendships with other parents in the setting.