Parent partnerships are key to a successful early years’ experience for the children and for them to gain the most out of their early education and reach expected levels of development. This responsibility usually falls to your child’s key worker (although all teachers are available) to ensure an effective relationship is built and to share information at the beginning and end of the day and also at various other points such as meetings to discuss development. There are different ways you can connect with the teachers such as at the front gate at drop-off and pick-up times, email and phone call, two-way conversation through Tapestry (Your child’s online journal) and termly report meetings.
Why are parent partnerships so important?
- Parents know their children best
- It helps the child to feel safe and secure while in the setting if they see that their parents feel comfortable there.
- To create a shared level of expectation
- To information share about new levels of development, any concerns and any new likes or dislikes
- To keep up to date with what is happening outside the setting, especially if the home situation may be causing problems for the child
- Parents can feel secure to seek advice, help and support should they need it
- To make transitions throughout the setting smooth
- Improve practice and outcomes for the children, ensuring every child has their full individual needs met.
We encourage parent helpers in the setting for weekly challah making, woodwork, gardening and helping us to organise our well stocked library. Parents are invited to join us every two weeks for Kabbalat Shabbat. We also love parents sharing their expertise and professions during circle times to educate our children.