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AS A MEMBER OF HOUGHTON NURSERY GROUP PRE-SCHOOL, YOUR CHILD:
•Is in a safe stimulating environment;
•Is given generous care and attention, because of our high ratio of adults to children;
•Has the chance to join in with other children and adults to play, work and learn together;
•Is helped to take forward his/her learning and development by being helped to build on what he/she already knows and can do;
•Has the chance to establish the basis of reading and writing through well chosen stories, songs, rhymes and games;
•Is helped to create habits of listening, sharing, and concentration, as well as pride in their achievements;
•Has a personal key worker who makes sure your child makes satisfying progress;
•Is in a pre-school which sees you as a partner in helping your child to learn and develop;
•Is in a pre-school in which parents help to shape the service it offers:
   –Are able to attend open meetings of the PSLA and NDNA,
   –Are able to attend training courses, workshops and conferences organised by the PSLA and NDNA

WORKING TOGETHER FOR YOUR CHILD
Houghton Nursery Group has a high ratio of adults to children in the setting.  This helps us to:
•Give time and attention to each child;
•Talk with the children about their interests and activities;
•Help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide;
•Allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety.

RECORDS OF DEVELOPMENT
The nursery keeps a record of development of how each child is progressing. Staff and parents working together on their child’s record of development is one of the ways in which the nursery and parents work in partnership. Your child’s record of development helps us to celebrate together his/her achievements and to work together to provide what your child needs for his/her wellbeing and to make progress.

Your child’s key worker will work with you to keep this record. To do this you and he/she will collect information about your child’s needs, activities, interests and achievements. This information will enable the key worker to identify your child’s stage of progress. You and the key person will then decide on how to help your child to move on to the next stage.

Houghton Nursery Group
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