Parents in Partnership
Having strong parent partnerships has many benefits for your child’s development. Parents are a child’s first and enduring educators. When parents and practitioners work together the results have a positive impact on the child’s development and learning. As a nursery setting we believe warm, trusting relationships with knowledgeable adults supports a child’s learning more effectively than any amount of resources.
Parent partnerships are fundamental in supporting children and building a solid foundation for learning. It is important that children are able to observe a good relationship between their parents and their key person, impacting on the way in which they build relationships with others. Children will also learn about manners and respect within a relationship, teaching them key social skills.
Our key person’s role is to actively promote positive partnerships and keep communication open with parents. It is important that parents and the key person have a shared level of expectation and are working together to achieve outcomes for the child. Regardless of the age of the child it is just as important that parent partnerships are built and advice is shared between all. At Wiggles and Giggles we work hard to keep communication open and have many ways of keeping parents involved in their child’s development.
All of our latest news and updates can be found on the Parent Notice Board in our reception area. There is also opportunity for parents to leave feedback.
We send regular emails to keep parents informed of activities and notices. The Wiggles and Giggles newsletter is also emailed to parents once a fortnight.
Adjacent to our reception area is our Parent Room. This is a quiet space where parents can meet with the nursery practitioners to discuss their child’s progress. Parents can also access our online learning journal, Tapestry, via a dedicated computer. The Parent Room houses a library of relevant information and leaflets.
It is important that Wiggles and Giggles is informed of any relevant developments in the home or changes in family circumstance.
We monitor your child’s development using a web-based tool called Tapestry. This is an online learning journal and replaces the more traditional scrap book or ring binder.
The Wiggles and Giggles team are able to capture your child’s experiences and upload photographs, videos and observations direct to your child’s personal journal. Tapestry encourages our parents to get involved; using a personal log-in you can access your child’s journal via your PC/laptop or mobile device.
We have a dedicated Parents in Partnership co-ordinator, Lucy Hindle who is on-hand to offer advice and guidance during your child’s time at Wiggles and Giggles.
If you would like to arrange an appointment with Lucy please speak with her or a member of the nursery management team, feel free to ask next time you’re in or contact us on 0121 422 0415.