Learning at home
We believe that education is a partnership between home and nursery school. We want to work together to make sure that your child enjoys their time at nursery school and achieves their best.
Every family is visited by their Key Person before they start at nursery school, and this is an opportunity to share information about your child. Will ask every parent to complete a ‘Starting Points’ sheet, with information about your child’s learning and development needs and a ‘What Makes Me Special’ sheet about their likes and dislikes.
We hold regular workshops for parents where you can work with your child and find out about ways to support their learning at home. Parents and carers are welcome to drop in to nursery at any time, and we hold regular Parent Meetings where you can talk about your child’s learning and development with their Key Person. We will invite you to join us for celebration events and trips and outings over the year and hope that you will be able to attend these with your child.
We provide a newsletter every half term which keeps you updated about events and includes information about what the children will be learning about as well as ideas for learning activities at home.
We encourage parents to read to their child every day and children choose a book to share at home each week. Parents are invited to write comments about the book they have read together.
Each child has an on-line Learning Journey called Tapestry. This is a record of their progress, and includes observations and photographs of the child playing and learning. Your child’s Key Person will upload at least 3 observations per term and include their ‘Next steps’ for learning. Parents are given a log in and are invited to contribute to their child’s Learning Journey with things they have been doing at home. This helps us to get a better understanding of your child’s learning and development and to plan activities to support and extend it.
Helping your children to eat healthily and move more in the very early years of life is very important for their health as they grow up and as an adult. Early life experiences of a healthy lifestyle can make a big difference to the types of foods they choose and the amount and types of activity they do throughout life. There are lots of ideas on the Startwell website.
Supporting your child’s learning at home Activity Sheets
Click on the following links to access our Activity Sheets to Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home