Working in partnership with parents is central to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
It’s important that parents and carers know you as their child’s key person. We know how important it is for parents to know how their child day was and the progress their child is making.
We parents and carers from the very beginning transition period, along the way from induction, settling in, and daily chats, to sharing of resources, social events and information sessions.
We are flexible in your approach to communication with parents. We are aware that sometimes we need to adapt to suit different parents, for example those with English as an additional language or a specific learning need. Also, thinking of the right time to share information without having to rush off.
Building good relationships
Regular chats with parents are a really important opportunity for sharing information. Parents can often feel they’re missing out on their child’s day, so a few minutes chatting can be reassuring.
We place importance on getting parents involved in their child’s learning and development. Parents evenings is a great time to go through our learning journal and information sharing – for example including lyrics to a new song you’ve been working on, or a recipe your’e planning to try.
Extend children’s learning
A good way to extend learning is to have resources that can be shared at home. We’ve developed a parents section and other resources to help ignite enthusiasm for this. Explore our:
Fun days together with the nursery