At Regent Nursery we recognise that parents and carers are the first educators of their children and we acknowledge the benefits of working in partnership with families to ensure care and learning for the children.
We greatly value parental input and support and ensure that we have constant dialogues with parents to improve our knowledge of the needs of their children. Parents are encouraged regularly to contribute to their child’s learning; such contribution is invaluable, supporting and enforcing learning and development at the nursery.
- Lending library facility – We encourage parents to use our lending library facility, borrowing a book from the nursery to read at home with their child. The book can be changed daily or weekly, once the previous book has been returned. This helps underline the link between home and nursery for the child.
- Home time activities – Parents are encouraged to involve the nursery in their home time activities, by bringing photos, tickets etc from exciting times that they have spent with their child. This can prove to be an enriching experience, not only for their own child, but for other children in the nursery.
- Notice board – To keep parents updated on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and general life at the nursery, there is a parent notice-board. Our weekly planning, indicating nursery activities that week, and environmental plan are also on display.
- Letters – Any significant changes that occur at Regent Nursery are communicated to parents by letter.
- Parents’ information evening – Though staff are always available to briefly speak to parents at dropping-off and collection times, to facilitate full and detailed communication, we hold a termly Parents’ Information Evening. This is an opportunity for parents to learn more about the nursery, any future plans and for them to make suggestions. Parents are also frequently updated on their own child’s progress. Further details are available here
We inform all parents of the systems for registering queries, complaints or suggestions and ensure that these are understood. All parents have access to our written complaints procedure.