Trips, visits and special events
We believe in the importance of children exploring the ‘outside world’, even if it is only in the immediate local community i.e. the park or the woods. We may offer to take them on a visit further afield – perhaps to the theatre, which would involve travelling outside of Wingate. The staff ratios are increased on these occasions. We inform parents of any planned trips well in advance. These are lovely opportunities for the children to be involved in and welcome parental support on such days.
Photographs and video
This is a high profile Children’s Centre, known both locally and nationally for its excellent reputation. Staff from the Centre are often requested to share its good practice with other Early Years professionals around the country. This can only be done with the use of high quality images of the work we do with children – showing exemplary practice. We therefore ask parents’ permission to be able to present images/footage of children playing and working in our setting.
In a similar way, there may be times when we are asked to present our work in local newspapers, or even national ones. These are all exciting opportunities to share our work and hopefully have an impact on other Centres. During the registration process, we offer parents a consent form, asking permission for their child to form part of this documentation, hoping that they will feel a sense of pride.