We recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents to ensure the best possible start for the children. We form a strong relationship with yourself and your child, we are always happy to talk to you. Our Open-Door Policy promotes an effective partnership allowing parents to discuss their child’s day at nursery.
Our active partnership with parents means; we communicate with parents through our monthly newsletters, updates via email, parent notice boards and parents’ evenings.
Digital Learning Journals
The communication we have with our parents allows parents to be engaged with their child’s learning and development. Our staff use online digital learning journals for each child at nursery. This allows you to observe, follow and view information on your child’s progress easily and securely, giving you a real insight into your child’s learning. Our parents are engaged with their child’s learning and development and can actively participate in the process.
Your child’s learning journal will be accessible for you to view at home. We encourage parents to add comments and pictures to the journal throughout their time at nursery.
To login to the Learning Book Parent Portal, please click here
Helping your child feel at home
Your child will be allocated a key person when they begin their time with us at First Steps. We want to learn as much as we can about your child so they get the individual care and attention they deserve.
The key person will build a relationship with you and your child, they will meet your child’s individual needs, respond sensitively to your child’s feelings and acts as a point of contact for you. Your key person will then feedback information to you on your child’s day and progression throughout their time in the nursery.
Your key person will be responsible for ‘settling in’ your child and will gain knowledge of your child’s care plan. The ‘settling in’ period is as long as your child needs, there is an open door policy. Our settling in procedure is individualised and your key person will be available to discuss this with you. Please call First Steps Nursery for more information about our settling in procedures.