How parents and carers take part in the pre-school

Our pre-school recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children. All our staff see themselves as partners with parents in providing care and education for their children.


There are many ways in which parents take part in making our pre-school a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents, such as:

  • exchanging knowledge about their children's needs, activities, interests and progress with our staff;

  • contributing to the progress check at age two;

  • helping at sessions of the pre-school;

  • sharing their own special interests with the children;

  • helping to provide and look after the equipment and materials used in the children's play activities;

  • being part of the management of the pre-school, where appropriate;

  • taking part in events and informal discussions about the activities and curriculum provided by the pre-school;

  • joining in community activities, in which the pre-school takes part; and

  • building friendships with other parents in the pre-school.


The parent/carers' rota

We are always very pleased to see parents/grandparents/carers, whether to discuss your child’s progress, have a look around the playroom or join us in session.


Our pre-school has a dated rota which parents can sign if they would like to help at a particular session or sessions. Helping at the session enables parents to see what the day-to-day life of our setting is like and to join in helping the children to get the best out of their activities.