Parents in Partnership
Parents in Partnership
Having strong parent partnerships has many benefits for your child’s development. Parents are a child’s first and enduring educators. When parents and practitioners work together the results have a positive impact on the child’s development and learning. As a nursery setting, we believe warm, trusting relationships with knowledgeable adults supports a child’s learning more effectively than any amount of resources.
Parent partnerships are fundamental in supporting children and building a solid foundation for learning. It is important that children are able to observe a good relationship between their parents and their key person, impacting on the way in which they build relationships with others. Children will also learn about manners and respect within a relationship, teaching them key social skills.
Our key person’s role is to actively promote positive partnerships and keep communication open with parents. It is important that parents and the key person have a shared level of expectation and are working together to achieve outcomes for the child. Regardless of the age of the child it is just as important that parent partnerships are built and advice is shared between all.
At Wiggles and Giggles we work hard to keep communication open and have many ways of keeping parents involved in their child’s development.
All of our latest news and updates can be found on the nursery app (Link to app store).
Within the app there are links to our contact details through which parents can leave feedback, ask questions or send information to the setting.
A bimonthly newsletter is sent out via the app which keeps parents up to date with nursery closure dates, upcoming events etc.
Within the setting we have a Parent Room. This is a quiet space where parents can meet with the nursery practitioners to discuss their child’s progress. Parents can also access our online learning journal, Tapestry, via a dedicated computer. We have a library of relevant information and leaflets which parents can access.
We encourage parents to talk to us about relevant developments in the home or changes in family circumstances so we can support and offer advice.
We monitor your child’s development using a web-based tool called Tapestry. This is an online learning journal and replaces the more traditional scrap book or ring binder.
The Wiggles and Giggles team are able to capture your child’s experiences and upload photographs, videos and observations direct to your child’s personal journal. Tapestry encourages our parents to get involved; using a personal log-in you can access your child’s journal via your PC/laptop or mobile device.
For more information (Click here, link to Tapestry page). If you require a personal log-in or have any questions please contact us.
Parents in Partnership Co-ordinator
We have a dedicated Parents in Partnership co-ordinator, who oversees how we work with our parents and families.
They plan regular opportunities for parents to come into the setting and participate in activities with their children throughout the year.