Working Together

Working Together For Your Children

We maintain the ratio of adults to children in the setting that is set by the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements. We also have volunteer parent helpers, where possible, to complement these ratios.

This helps us to:

  • Give time and attention to each child.
  • Talk with the children about their interests and activities.
  • Help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide.
  • Allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety.

Famly

Famly is the app that we will be using to stay in touch and keep you updated on your child’s development at our setting. The fully encrypted, GDPR-compliant app allows us to access important child information quickly and when your child is sick or on holiday, you can let us know with the click of a button. Your login will have a personalised feed where we can update you with pictures, videos, observations and announcements throughout the day. With these real-time updates, straight to your pocket, you will get to stay involved in the child’s day. We can send messages to each other in-app too, allowing us to keep you updated about everything big and small. You can comment and like posts on your newsfeed too, giving us feedback and helping us understand what you want to see more of.

Records Of Achievement

We keep a record of achievement for each child using Famly. Your child’s record of achievement helps us to celebrate together with her/his achievements and to work together to provide what your child needs for her/his well-being and to make progress. Your child’s key person will work in partnership with you to keep this record. To do this you and she/he will collect information about your child’s needs, activities, interests and achievements. This information will enable the key person to identify your child’s stage of progress. Together, we will then decide on how to help your child to move on to the next stage.

How Parents Take Part In The Setting

Our setting recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children. All of our staff see themselves as partners with parents in providing care and education for their children. There are many ways in which parents take part in making our setting a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents, such as:

  • Exchanging knowledge about their children’s needs, activities, interests and progress with our staff.
  • Contributing to the progress check at age two.
  • Helping at sessions of the setting.
  • Sharing their own special interests with the children.
  • Helping to provide and look after the equipment and materials used in the children’s play activities.
  • Being part of the management of the setting where appropriate.
  • Taking part in events and informal discussions about the activities and curriculum provided by the setting.
  • Joining in community activities, in which the setting takes part.
  • Building friendships with other parents in the setting.

Key Person & Your Child​

Our setting uses a key person approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child’s key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that the childcare that we provide is right for your child’s particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at the setting, she/he will help your child to settle and throughout your child’s time at the setting, she/he will help your child to benefit from our activities.