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.
In the past, once children were settled at Nursery, we welcomed parents who expressed an interest in staying and helping from time to time. This could have been 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. The partnership between the family and the nursery staff is crucial to children’s happiness and development.
However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are restricting parental involvement indoors and are now focusing on the following:
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 outdoors, in our garden cabin, to plan fund-raising activities, special occasions, or just for a cuppa and a chat.
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, so that we can explore Covid secure ways of doing this.