Parents are the most important people in their children’s lives and always will be, so we need their help to ensure that all the children progress and achieve success in reaching their potential. When children come to Nursery, we build on the foundations that have been laid and work in partnership to continue and develop this.
Once children are really settled at Nursery, we hope parents will be able to stay and help from time to time. Parents, grandparents and other carers are always welcome in Nursery. They can help in many different ways – talking with the children, joining in activities, sharing books with children, helping them on the computer, woodwork, baking, playing games, accompanying us on visits, or helping with “jobs” around the Nursery – whatever suits them is great for us! The partnership between the family and the nursery staff is crucial to children’s happiness and development.
Here’s a list of some of the things families might like to become involved with.
Friends and Family
This is everyone who feels they would like to help support the Nursery – parents, grandparents, ex-nursery parents, families and friends! The Group meets to plan fund-raising activities, social events, special occasions, or just for a cuppa and a chat.
There’s nothing young children love more than sharing stories with an interested adult. We encourage parents or grandparents, men and women, to come into Nursery to read stories and share books with our children – even if it’s only for an hour or so a week.
You can borrow books from the School Library box anytime – simply signing a book out in our Library File. All library books are identified on the back with a ‘Wingate Community Nursery School – Library Book’ label. Please double check that you are borrowing books that have this label on the back. Thank you.
Parents and grandparents are encouraged to help us maintain and keep beautiful our nature garden and allotment. If you have a love of the outdoors and are excited about being in nature, pottering in the greenhouse, keeping on top of the weeds, digging, growing vegetables and generally keeping on top of things, let us know.
Anything else.. It may be that parents, carers and grandparents have interests or special skills they would be happy to share with us and be prepared to introduce to school. This might be sewing, dancing, photography, yoga etc. Please do come and speak to your key person or Becky, the headteacher about this.