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HI everyone,

i'm new to this site and have never posted before. i am also new to nursery management and feel it's really important to involve parents as much as possible, especially working parents.

i have done parent questionniares and am organising an open day, i just wondered if any one else has any suggestions as obviously parents know best how they would like to be involved, especialy dads as they can be hard to reach.

many thanks Hannah

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HI everyone,

i'm new to this site and have never posted before. i am also new to nursery management and feel it's really important to involve parents as much as possible, especially working parents.

i have done parent questionniares and am organising an open day, i just wondered if any one else has any suggestions as obviously parents know best how they would like to be involved, especialy dads as they can be hard to reach.

many thanks Hannah

 

Hi

 

I also find it difficult to involve parents, however i do send the childrens learning journeys home regulary for them to fill in, and also do questionaires, i tried a parents forum but nobody was interested and i ve asked for parents to come in and help again with no interest. I think as long as you keep trying its the best you can do.

 

Good luck

Sam

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HI everyone,

i'm new to this site and have never posted before. i am also new to nursery management and feel it's really important to involve parents as much as possible, especially working parents.

i have done parent questionniares and am organising an open day, i just wondered if any one else has any suggestions as obviously parents know best how they would like to be involved, especialy dads as they can be hard to reach.

many thanks Hannah

 

This what I had to write the other day (and we do all of it too!):

 

Communication with parents includes a website (containing full details of the school, details of termly projects, comprehensive details of some of the more important themes eg festivals, pre-historic timeline and animal kingdom, Ofsted reports, policies, term dates, support links and articles with information about, amongst others, nutrition, speech and language, home routines, excessive activities and potty training, frequently asked questions), a parents’ handbook, a new child guide, regular memos, parents’ evenings, termly reports, child profiles, including a leaving CD containing all photographs, reports, noteworthy drawings and paintings, stories and so on, an annual occasion for parents to meet each other and learn about Montessori, specialist talks arranged by the school covering subjects such as child behaviour, and occasions when a parent may come in to school to assist with a project – in general an open door policy with daily contacts

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We have "Stop 'n' Chat" weeks when parents are invited to....stop and chat with their child's keyperson about their progress, development, interests, etc. We try to make it sound as informal as possible so that no-one is scared off! The weeks are proving very popular, more and more parents take part each time. We are also introducing a "WOW" box an idea that I nicked from here!) where parents can post a quick note about something that their child has done at home that's made them think "WOW"! Maybe a first step, first word, completed a puzzle or maybe something like the fact that they enjoyed a favourite story snuggled up on the sofa with someone special! These notes will be added to the children's learning journeys.

 

By the way, welcome to the forum, Hannah! :o

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