Good communication is essential for parents, staff and committee. We use a number of methods in addition to communication with parents on a daily basis, as and when required:
Buddy system - when your child starts pre-school, an existing parent will make contact to introduce you to other parents and answer any queries you may have. Please also feel free to speak to staff or committee members.
Whiteboard - find out what's been happening in today's session. Please take a moment to scan the whiteboard when you are dropping off/collecting. If there is anything you require clarification on, please ask.
Children’s displays - we love showing off the children's artwork and photos of what they have done. Please come in and look, you’ll be amazed at what they can do!
Notice boards - check these for information on learning objectives and topics for each term, outings, committee activities, policies and procedures, inspection reports, insurance and training certificates.
Newsletter - published half-termly to update you on pre-school news and fundraising events.
Lead Teacher’s letters - for specific matters such as trips, the Lead Teacher will place a letter in your child’s named drawer; please check their drawer when you collect them at the end of each session.
Formal parents evenings - these sessions are arranged termly to give you the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their key-person and see their development records. These written observations are available to you at any time. Staff are always happy to discuss any concerns before or after sessions, however we do ask that you book an appointment for any lengthy or private discussions.
New parents evenings - these meetings are arranged approximately once per year for groups of new parents to find out about specific aspects of the pre-school. For example, many of our parents have attended a “hands on” evening explaining the way children learn and the new government guidelines for Early Years.
Feedback forms – these are usually given out after a “special” evening and occasionally at other times. We welcome everyone’s comments on these events and what sort of events might be useful for the future.