Parent Partnership

We believe that parents are a child’s first and most enduring educators. We aim to build respectful and authentic relationships with all our parents and carers in order to support the learning and development of the child at home and at the Centre.

Parent partnership is at the heart of all we do. We actively seek the views and contributions of all parents in order to celebrate our strengths and to make improvements where needed.

In our family sessions we encourage all parents to share in the running of the group, making suggestions for future activities, and sharing skills and expertise.

We consult with parents regularly through our parents’ voice weeks. Parents’ feedback helps us to improve the quality of all of our services and their ideas inform our plans for the future.

If parents are ever concerned or worried about anything or have any issues they would like to discuss, they may come and speak to their Key Person, Jackie, the Head Teacher or a member of the Family Support Team.

Whilst supporting and caring for individual children is our main aim in the nursery, it can be argued that a child’s life can be improved more effectively if we support the child’s main carer first. We believe that ‘significant’ adults in a child’s life have ‘significant’ effects on the child.

‘“At-home good parenting” has a bigger effect on children’s achievement at primary level than differences in quality of schools, evident across all social classes and all ethnic groups’. (Desforges, C, 2003, DfES Research Report)

We aim to provide a combination of services which build confidence and trust and that reflect parents’ stated interests. We provide a family support programme run by professionals with high levels of inter-personal skills and empathy as well as the appropriate qualifications, in the following ways:

We regularly monitor and evaluate all our family support services in order to understand what parents in the local community want and provide the best services.