Parents as Partners

Our Day Nursery

We recognise the importance of staff and parents working together to ensure that your child's needs are met and that the transition from home to nursery is as smooth as possible.

Settling in visits for new children are arranged before they start in nursery and these visits are tailored to individual needs so that you can feel comfortable about leaving your child.

The nursery staff keep parents informed about all aspects of their child's care in a variety of ways:

  • Through talking with parents informally at the beginning and end of each session, providing parents with information about their child's day
  • Notice boards and Newsletters to keep you up to date with events and activities
  • Displays of photos and children's work so you can see for yourself the activities and experiences which take place in nursery
  • Sharing with parents' the regular observations and individual records of a child's progress which we complete.

We are also happy to communicate in a variety of ways including via e mail and our nursery website.


Our Pre School

Bright Beginnings Pre-School recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children. All of the staff see themselves as partners with parents in providing care and education for their child.

We like to think of the Pre-School as a bridge between home and school. We therefore encourage all parents and carers to come into the Pre-School whenever they are able to. This may be to share with the children any special skill they may have, for example being particularly musical, artistic, sporty etc.

The Pre-School holds 'open days' during the second half of every term, when parents are invited to join their children at Pre-School to observe and join in the with the play activities which extend their child's learning.

We often invite parents to visit the Pre-School to extend the children's knowledge in connection with a particular topic, such as 'People Who Help Us', when we have had visits from parents or carers who are Policemen, Postmen, Nurses, Librarians, Firemen, Road Crossing Supervisors....... and many more!

Parents or carers may like to see the type of activities their children enjoy during a session at Pre-School. By coming in to help you can also provide an extra pair of hands which is always welcome, particularly working outside in the garden!! (DBS checks will be sought for all voluntary helpers)

Parents are also asked to contribute to these:

We also like to hear about your child's experiences outside of nursery. This provides us with a greater understanding of each child and provides a valuable opportunity to promote their language development. Each key group has its own display board in nursery and they display examples of the children's art work and photographs of their achievements and activities. We invite parents to bring items from home to display here as well, e.g. photos of events, days out, holidays, or anything else important to your child.