Parent partnership at Little Jewels Pre-school is vital to our children’s development. It allows us to support them having a strong link between home and nursery.
Each child is allocated a member of staff known to the parent and child as their ‘key person’. The key person will have knowledge and understanding on how children learn and develop and will acquire the unique understanding of what your child’s current interest and needs are.
The relationship between the ‘Key Person’ and child and parent will begin on day of the your child attending the setting. To build an attachment with the key person it is important that your child recognises your acceptance of the key person which will lead to them having secure confidence in their relationship with the key person.
Key person’s recognise the parent is the child’s first educator, it is the parent who will know their child best and we will work in partnership with the parent to ensure we have all current information needed to settle and build upon your child’s learning and development. The key person will effectively share information with you in order for your child’s needs to be understood and therefore met.
A child’s time at a Little Jewels pre school nursery should be a memorable journey not just for them but for parents too. The key person role is to capture all your child’s learning.
Talking about your child’s learning will happen informally at the beginning or end of the day when you drop off or collect your child from nursery. Engaging in a conversation with your child’s key person can often produce useful information about new interests or experiences that can be used to plan exciting and challenging learning opportunities at nursery and further create activity ideas that can be shared with parents to do at home.
At Little Jewels, we recognise how busy parents are and that it may not always be possible to engage in a daily convesation with your child’s key person, so to support a regular two way flow of communication we use means such as a baby diaries, newletters, texts and emails. Parent’s pre-arranged meetings take place regularly and provide opportunities for key persons to share observations, assessments, and planning with you and to be able to listen and respond to any thoughts or questions you may have.
We also organise school trips, festival celebrations, story times along with two annual open days for parents and carers to come in and see their children perform and share in refreshment. These events allow parents to network with other parents and staff.