Here at Tutbury Pre-school we recognise parents as the first and most important educators of their children. We aim to work with you to provide the best care and education for your child.
"Partnerships with parents are well established and are based on frequent and very effective information sharing. This ongoing sharing of information ensures parents are involved in their child's development. There are regular opportunities for parents to look at their child's learning journal and discuss their progress... There is a good emphasis and focus to involve parents in children's learning so that this can be continued at home. Parents are invited to regular workshops, such as 'Messy Play' or 'Mark Making' where they can see their children engaged in different activities and find out about what and how their children learn. Parents receive a wealth of information about how children learn..Newsletters and an informative website provide further information to support parents and children's learning at home." (Ofsted report, 2014: page 4)
There are many ways in which parents can get involved in Pre-school life:
- Sharing and exchanging knowledge about your child’s needs, activities, interests and progress with us. We run parent’s consultations during the summer term and a file sharing session to discuss your child's progress.
- Coming into Pre-school to take part in drop in sessions such as bring you Mother/Father/Grandparent to Pre-school, or take part in specially organised events such as ceramic painting.
- Attending workshops focussing on specific skills such as mark making.
- Being part of the Pre-school Committee. We are always looking for parents to help out on the Committee and attending meetings. It is a good way to really get involved with the day to day decisions made regarding Pre-school and a good opportunity to get to know other parents/carers.
- Attending our community events such as the Easter Bonnet parade, spring fayre, the Barnado's Toddle and our Christmas nativity.
- Providing feedback by responding and replying to questionnaires which we occasionally send out.
- Bringing younger brothers and sisters along to the Baby and Toddler group on a Monday and Friday morning.
For your information we also provide Topic Letters, Newsletters and our Parent Noticeboard for further updates on what we are doing.
(Feedback from parent - Leavers' Survey 2018)
Staff make him feel welcome and doesn’t say he doesn’t want to go in very often.
The staff are lovely. It is obvious that they care about the children and their happiness and learning. They are always trying to engage enhance and encourage.
All the staff are very friendly and nothing is a big job if I have any questions. Everyone is always smiling and happy.
Lovely nurturing team of staff. Always friendly and approachable.
What can I say . I love you all you are amazing!! Amy and caroline without your support my child would already be in mainstream school struggling and id have no hair left. Id be lost without both.