Let’s learn together
Getting it Right for our Children and Families
Within St Francis Nursery Class, we understand the importance of parents being involved from the very beginning of their child’s journey. Having a welcoming environment and approachable staff helps to build relationships from the first day the parents fill in their child’s application forms to the day they continue their journey to school.
We recognise and take in to account parents’ circumstances in which they cannot always participate in the life of the nursery and we try to offer a variety of opportunities within the nursery day/evening to ensure our families feel supported, included and listened to.
All About Me booklets
On the first day of enrolment, staff find out useful information about the child’s likes and dislikes, health issues, allergies, dietary needs etc by asking parents to complete an “All About Me Booklet”. Staff will use this information to ensure a smooth transition from home to nursery.
We have a flexible approach to meetings and identify times and methods to make it easier for parents to attend. We have two meetings a year in which parents can contribute to their child’s learning and personal learning plans .Staff update plans whenever information is given to them.
Stay and play sessions
Throughout the year the children invite their parents to come and join them in their play. These sessions give parents the opportunity to learn more about their child’s day and staff provide useful information with regards to this. The children are always excited to play and learn with their parents or extended family.
We actively encourage parents to provide feedback on all aspects of the nursery setting. We use questionnaires, parent’s comments and views of children to help us identify strengths and identify areas for improvements in order to continue our commitment to improve outcomes for our children and families.