Role of Parents

The Role of Parents

The Pre-School Learning Alliance recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their young children. Our pre-school aims to support parents and all parents are welcomed to:

To prove we are committed to involving parents we have an open invitation to parents/carers to take an active role in pre-school, to see what happens here and to talk about it afterwards with their child. We have a list of requirements posted on our information board for parents/carers to volunteer to help with the children's activities but really welcome helpers to join in whenever they can! Please do come along and join the children playing occasionally – join them in role playing, painting pictures or doing puzzles or share a skill, knowledge or interest you may have – the children will LOVE it and we are sure you will too!

We do ask for specific help weekly with washing the paint pots and at the end of term with washing aprons, sharpening pencils, cleaning floor mats etc. All details can be found on the notice board.

Parental Involvement Policy

Parents are the first educators of their young children. We aim to support their essential work, not to supplant it. We will:

First Days

A child who is tense or unhappy will not be able to play or learn properly, so it is important for parents and the pre-school staff to work together to help the child to feel confident and secure in pre-school. This takes longer for some children than for others and parents should not feel worried if their child takes a while to settle. The pre-school's policy on settling is in the separate policy.