Partnership with parents

Home is where most of your children’s learning and development takes place and so we recognise the power of partnership with parents – to achieve our goal of assuring the best social and educational outcomes for your children, we need to work closely together.

There are many ways in which parents can be involved in their children’s education:

  • Support the transition to nursery process - this begins at the home visit
  • Support what your child is doing at school by sharing the Firm Foundations Packs, reading library books and getting involved in the Half Term Challenges.
  • Come to the parent consultations, when we can share information and progress.
  • Keep in touch via the website, Facebook, parent bulletins and newsletters and Tapestry; check emails regularly and pass on relevant information to those who share drop off.
  • Offer to help, either as a one off for visits or as a regular volunteer.
  • Engage with the Governing Body and perhaps offer your services when there is a vacancy.
  • Support our school with fundraising by attending and helping out at events such as cake sales and coffee mornings.
  • Always show your child that you value his or her creations and attempts at writing … but resist the urge to push them on too quickly.

Engaging parents in their child’s learning and development is highly valued. Staff will take time to enable parents to understand how they can extend the knowledge and concepts each individual child is learning in nursery.

Our parents are very much part of the Batford Nursery community and we trust you will feel welcome from your very first visit. The work we do with the children is a journey we make together. Parents are welcome to discuss their child’s progress at any time, with the class teacher or key worker, and to share ideas for supporting learning.

The pages in this section give essential information about what parents can expect from Batford Nursery, including day-to-day administrative information, what we can offer to support families, and how parents can engage with their children’s learning at home.