Parent consultations

We do not hold formal parents evenings as such, instead we have an open door policy, which means you are invited to come in and talk to us at any time to discuss your child's learning and development and to look at examples of their work in their learning journals and our floor books

Progress checks at the age of 2

We review the progress of all children in our care aged between two and three years and provide parents and/or carers with a short written summary of their child's development in the prime areas of learning.  This progress check will help us to identify the child's strengths and any areas where the child's progress is less than expected.  These qualities will be discussed with the parent/carer along with any strategies for additional support that we will provide in the setting.  We usually do our two year progress checks to coincide with the Health Visitors two year check.  We invite them into the setting, along with the child's parent/carer, we can then get a broader picture of what the child does here with us as well as at home.  We will also discuss how the summary of development can be used to support learning at home.  If there are significant emerging concerns or an identified special educational need or disability we will develop a targeted plan to support the child's future learning and development involving initially our SENco (Special educational needs coordinator) and if appropriate other external agencies.

If a child moves setting between the ages of two and three or attends more than one setting, the meeting with the Health Visitor and parents will usually take place either at the home of the child, or at the setting where the child has spent the most time.  If this setting is not us, we will still complete a two year summary and pass it on to the Heath Visitor.

We believe in working together

Our Pre-school recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children.  Pre-school staff work as partners with parents in providing care and education for their child.  There are many ways in which parents take part in making the Pre-school a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents, such as:

* Exchanging knowledge about their children's needs, activities, interests and progress with the staff;

* Being part of the management of the Pre-school **

* Taking part in events and informal discussions about the activites and curriculum provided by the Pre-school;

* Joining in community activities in which the Pre-school take part; and

* Sharing your expertise

** As a community based, voluntary managed setting, we depend on the good will of parents and their involvement to keep going.  Membership of the Pre-school carries expectations on parents for their support and commitment.

You will be regularly informed via newsletters of any forthcoming events within the Pre-school .  News is also regularly updated on our Facebook page.

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