We are delighted to welcome prospective children at any time before their admission and parents have the option to spend time with their child thereby enabling the child to become familiar with the surroundings and staff. Although during social isolation periods, due to the Corona Virus outbreak, we will limit the amount of time that parents can spend in the setting. It is our aim to make the transition as happy as possible. Children need time to adjust and some settle more easily than others.
We invite and encourage parents to be involved in their child’s learning journey and actively include them in special events at the pre-school. Examples of this include,
– Fathers & Mother’s day, where parents are invited to join their children in story sessions and other activities such as football, cooking and arts & crafts. – Celebration of special festivals – Annual Sports Day where parents are invited to our multi-cultural food festival and outdoor picnic – Concerts – Coffee Mornings
Tapestry – Our Parents Portal:
We give all our parents access to Tapestry, an easy-to-use and secure online learning journal helping both us and families celebrate their children’s learning and development. Tapestry builds a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years. Using photos, videos and diary entries, a early years’ practitioner, along with the child’s parents, ‘weaves’ the story of the child and how they are growing and developing. The Tapestry platform then works seamlessly to enable these memories to be kept as a permanent record of each child’s unique journey. All information held in the platform is stored securely, and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having, whilst also uploading their own comments and media. The communication between key workers and parents that Tapestry enables, helps build a shared understanding of how every child can reach their full potential. The Tapestry online learning journal is also available as an easy-to-use, secure app, meaning capturing key learning moments, and videoing milestones are even easier.
We regularly hold parent’s consultations, for you to meet with your child’s key staff and to discuss your child’s development in more detail. These sessions also provide opportunities to meet other parents and staff from the Nursery.
Our aim is to continuously improve how we run our nursery and always give children the best learning experience. Therefore, at Southover Pre-school, your feedback on how you feel the nursery is performing and your child’s progress is very important to us. We operate an open-door policy on a daily basis for general comments and suggestions as well as issuing a formal Annual Parent Survey.