Parent Partnership

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 2021)


Great variety off opportunities, especially good to have worksheets emailed during lockdown, and to have the video calls to maintain contact / involvement in the group.

I know my child has enjoyed doing her homework sheets and reading the books together. She created her own stories looking at pictures.

It’s been great our daughter has brought books home, we loved reading with her and getting her ready for school.

No issues at all