HOW PARENTS TAKE PART IN THE NURSERY
Houghton Nursery Group recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children. All of the staff see themselves as co-workers with you in providing care and education for your child. There are many ways in which parents take part in making the nursery a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents, such as:
•Exchanging knowledge about their child’s needs, activities, interests and progress with the staff;
•Helping at sessions of the group;
•Sharing their own special interests with the children;
•Helping to provide, make and look after the equipment and materials used in the children’s play activities;
•Being part of the management of the group;
•Taking part in events and informal discussions about the activities and curriculum provided by the group;
•Joining in community activities in which the group takes part;
•Building friendships with other parents in the group.
Parents are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:
•Valued and respected;
•Involved and included at all levels.
As a community based, voluntarily managed setting, we also rely upon the good will and involvement of our parents