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WHY WORKING TOGETHER IS IMPORTANT?
Effective practice: Parents as Partners Key messages Parents provide a learning environment which is enduring and comprehensive. It begins even before birth, operates beyond the child’s day at the setting and provides continuity as the child transfers from one setting to another. Over 70% of children’s lives are spent, not in a setting, but with their family and the wider community. Therefore home and community must be recognised as significant learning environments in the lives of children. All parents can enhance their child’s development and learning. Parents have the right to play a central role in making decisions about their child’s care and education at every level. Successful relationships between parents and educators can have long-lasting and beneficial effects on children’s learning and well-being. Successful relationships become partnerships when there is two-way communication and parents and practitioners really listen to each other and value each other’s views and support in achieving the best outcomes for each child (EYFS 2012).
We pride ourselves in working in partnership with parents, carers and families. Our main goal is to make sure you and your child feel safe and secure. With our key person relationships we ensure your child is happy and thriving in the setting. We strongly promote parent / carer relationships by encouraging you to come into the setting, this can be anything from story time with the children to baking. This is an excellent way for you to work closely with staff and understand how the preschool runs. Mrs Clark started back in 2012 and has been volunteering as a parent helper ever since. She is a valued member of the team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.
LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER OR POP IN AND SHOW OFF YOUR TALENTS?
Call the settings to arrange a day! We can’t wait to see what you will be doing with the children. A big thank you to our current parent and student helpers!
Thank you to our parent helpers:
JULIA CLARK, RACHEAL MCKENZIE, MICHELLE HAMMERTON, DEMI ROBERTSON
KERRI, ABIGAIL AND REBECCA – VOLUNTEER STUDENTS – Little Ducklings prides itself in supporting all students and ensuring every user is respected and included.