The Little Lane Nursery feels that it is vital to work in partnership with parents/carers. We always welcome parent/carer’s comments and suggestions and feel that it is important to consult on a regular basis.
During your child’s settling-in sessions prior to starting, you will meet with the team in the room in which your child will be based and we will gather all the key information from you about your child; dietary requirements and preferences, sleep patterns and play and general behaviour. This ensures that we can work together to follow your child’s routine and make him/her as comfortable as possible.
We regularly send out surveys to parents/carers in order to help us assess and continually improve the smooth running of our nursery. In addition, parents/carers are welcome to join us at any time of the day, to take part in our nursery activities. This can be joining us for singing time, accompanying us on a walk and picnic or coming along to our forest school.
We also hold twice-yearly parent/carer evenings where we will invite you to talk to your child’s key carer about their progress. In addition, we also hold a summer fete in Easton on the Hill where all our nursery’s families can come together to socialise and enjoy some fun.
Perhaps you have a particular skill or talent which you would like to share with the children? Can you play a musical instrument or speak a foreign language – please do let us know!
For further information on how you can support your child through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), please see our 'Learning' page.
Quoting from the Pre-School Learning Alliance https://www.pre-school.org.uk/fathers
Fathers also play a very important role in young children's lives. Research suggests that children perform well educationally, psychologically and socially when fathers are actively involved.
A positive male influence isn't just limited to biological fathers – it also includes important father figures such as adoptive and foster fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles or older male siblings.
Time spent with Dad is important for children throughout their early years and studies indicate that children who spend quality time with their fathers develop better relationships with their friends, perform better at school and are less likely to encounter social problems or issues.
See attached a leaflet produced by the Pre-School Learning Alliance with ideas and practical tips for fathers.
Have you made an observation?
Your child's keyworker will always want to know what your child has been up to outside of nursery.
A parent comment box is available below to share your own observations and any comments about what you’ve been up to, changes to key routines or new interests.
This helps us to support your child at nursery and adapt activities to follow your child’s interests.
Email daily diary
We provide parents/carers with a daily electronic diary email, helping us to share all the day’s exciting activities. It also allows us to gives full details of how much a child has eaten, nappies and the length of any naps. This daily DayShare email helps parents/carers to feel closer to their child even after they’ve dropped off.