Parents as Partners
Parents play a crucial and active role in their children's learning. Parents are the most influential contributors to a child's development, and are the first and most important educators in a child's life. At Beginnings Early Childhood Centre, parents are pivotal to our philosophy of establishing a community of learners. Parents and carers are encouraged become actively involved with our preschool, in whatever way best suits the individual.
The Director and staff work in partnership with parents to best meet the requirements of the children, both individually and as a group. Information is shared with parents verbally as well as through newsletters, bulletins, home-school books and documentation of children's learning. The Nursery team will work with parents as partners in providing high quality care for their children. To this end:
- All parents are welcome to visit the Nursery at any time.
- Parents have access to their child's records and will be consulted in respect of the care given.
- Information about Nursery experiences will be regularly shared.
- Parents are able to peruse all the policies and procedures of the Nursery at any time.
- Parent/Teacher encounters are held on a regular basis. These may include Parent/teacher meetings, coffee mornings, celebrations etc.
- Ongoing documentation of your child's experience is updated each day.
- Posters and notices of children's work and events are displayed it the Nursery.
- There is a key worker system in operation.
- Questionnaires are sent to parents in their Welcome Pack in order to gain important information about their child and assist in the settling in process.
- During the settling in period telephone calls are made to parents regularly and parents are invited to call the Nursery.
- Parents are encouraged to make appointments to meet with the Director or alternatively to make contact by telephone or email at any time.
- Should a parent wish to raise a concern a copy of the Complaints Procedure is available from the Administration Office.