Wisbech Day Nursery believes that for children to receive quality care and early learning that suits their individual needs, parents and staff need to work together in a close partnership. We recognise that parents/carers play the fundamental role in a child’s development as their first educators of their young children and our aim is always to support their role. The two-way sharing of information is key to this. The nursery team welcomes parents as partners and this relationship needs to be built on trust and understanding. It is important that we, as practitioners, are able to support parents in an open and sensitive manner.
The nursery wishes to ensure parents are an integral part of the care and early learning team within the nursery. When a child joins us we like to gain as much information about your child as possible to ensure that we can make this new experience happy, safe and enjoyable for all concerned. Children beginning nursery are encouraged to have settling in sessions before starting, we recommend parents staying with their child during these visits to help them to settle. Along with settling sessions, we offer home visits to our families. Home visits help to develop trust, good communication and a strong relationship between families and practitioners. Home visits also help your child’s key person to gain knowledge regarding different family cultures, practices and history as we recognise and value that all families are different.
We have regular “Stay and Play” sessions, please see the Parents Notice Board of forthcoming dates. However, if these dates are not convenient please speak to your child’s key person to arrange a suitable day.
All children have a record of their progress and achievement recorded at Wisbech Day Nursery via their interactive online Tapestry learning journal. Parents and carers are welcome to view this at any time and add photographs by entering their unique password. A copy of this information is given to the parents or carers when the child leaves us. This is often a useful resources to share with your child’s Reception Teacher when they start School.