Parent partnerships at Aylesbury
Parent partnerships are key to a successful Early Years’ experience for children and for them to gain the most out of their early education and reach expected levels of development. Our keyworker system at Footsteps helps to foster these relationships and ensures we can share information at the beginning and end of the day and also at various other points such as meetings to discuss development.
Why are parent partnerships so important?
- Parents know their children best
- It helps the child to feel safe and secure while in the setting if they see that their parents feel comfortable there
- To create a shared level of expectation
- To share information about new levels of development, any concerns and any new likes or dislikes
- To keep up to date with what is happening outside the setting, especially if the home situation may be causing problems for the child
- Parents can feel secure to seek advice, help and support should they need it
- To make transitions throughout the setting easy and seamless
- Improve practice and outcomes for the children, ensuring every child has their individual needs met
So that’s the theory. But parent partnerships aren’t only important for education. We want to encourage the whole spectrum of emotional, social and physical development for all of our children – and we only do this by getting to know the people who know them best. We organise social events such as our Pizza evening so parents can also get to know other parents, as well as events such as fun days, charity events, stay and play days, nativity plays and other occasions we can share and celebrate children’s successes.