Keeping in touch

Parent support

We encourage and welcome any parent to come into pre-school at anytime and play with their child.  This will enable you to participate in the Pre-School session and children look forward to you being there.  Above all, we hope that you will enjoy any time you can spend in pre-school with your children.  On days where we would like to undertake an activity such as a trip to the woods, we will ask for volunteers to help with this.

We also have ‘Stay and Play’ weeks where you can come in and be part of your child’s pre-school day.

We also send home WOW… stickers for you to complete.  These are for you to let us know what your child is doing at home and we can help celebrate this.

Newsletters

There is a regular newsletter sent to parents (at least once a term) giving information about the pre-school.  This is emailed to parents, however, if you wish to receive a printed copy, this can be arranged through the Manager.

Record keeping and reporting to parents

Children’s learning and development is recorded in the form of a Learning Journey using the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Staff and parents are able to add things to this record and therefore the Learning Journeys will be sent home periodically to enable you to add your own observations of your child’s development and skills.  Parents may ask to see their own child’s records at any time.  In addition, regular observations are made of children and shared with parents.   Twice a year you will be given the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with staff at a meeting.  Regular summaries will be made of your child’s learning and these will be passed to your child’s Reception teacher (with your permission) to assist them with their EYFS Profiles and to give them an insight into the child’s development.

Pre-School staff aim to maintain good relationships with parents/carers and are always willing to discuss any aspect of a child’s progress and well-being at Pre-School.

There is a daily white board for notices and what has been happening at Pre-School that day, as well as monthly newsletters.

Confidentiality

All verbal information and written documents concerning the children shall remain confidential between their parents/carers and the staff.

All written records shall be kept in a locked cabinet with access allowed only to Permanent Staff.  Individual children’s records are available for parents to see on request.

Any concerns regarding the children, will be discussed between the staff and the child’s parent/carer only with an outside agency should it be deemed necessary, once parental consent has been obtained.

All committee members sign a Confidentiality Statement and whilst parents/carers are engaged in a duty they must respect our confidentiality rules and not discuss anything they may have heard or seen with any other persons.     Your child’s registration form includes a section for you to sign agreeing to abide by the rules of the Confidentiality Policy.

Settling in

A Tytherington Pre-School we are very flexible as to how you child settles in and how many hours/sessions you would like them to attend initially.  You know your child and how they cope with new surroundings and separation from you.