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I'm after some kind of simple sheet that we could give to parent helpers explaining the kind of things they can and can't do - what's useful, what they need to refer to staff to do (e.g. taking children to toilet). Nothing too complicated as when we do get a helper (rarely) we don't want to put them off!

 

Can anyone save me typing something up myself?

 

Also, any advice on encouraging them. I've put up a sheet but they are very slow to sign up.

 

Thanks.

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I think I put something in the resource library that might help you. It would be called something like a volunteers information leaflet. If you can't find it I can always send it to you. Of course it might need altering for your setting but you are welcome to adapt as required.

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Hi

 

I can't find my list, but it just has a few points re toilets, keeping hot drinks in kitchen etc

 

I have also put a confidentaility policy in there and a feed back form that I got the idea from the forum 'three stars and a wish' . The parent helper fills it in with three things they thought were good and an idea for improving. It has gone down well with parents / LEA.

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Hi

 

ours states that they are there to play with their child if that's all they wish to do and to chat with their Keyworker, however if they wish to get a little more involved they could:

read a story in the book corner

help to man the craft table

put names on pictures on the mark making table

be willing in role play!

make the staff and themselves a cuppa at snack time

help with washing up

 

our dont's:

do not take a child into our separate room unless with another staff member

hot drinks must be drank in the kitchen

don't take a child to the toilet

do not answer the door if the door bell rings

what they see/hear as part of a session must remain confidential :o

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Hi everyone!

 

playgroupslave - I love your document this is great for handing out to parents when they arrive and I will be adapting mine (nowhere near as good as yours!) using your ideas - if you don't mind!!

 

I've uploaded the letter we sent out to encourage parents to come and help in the first place - we had a good reponse and it's done in such a way that once they become a parent helper we will allocate them a session each term!! :oxD

 

 

parent_helper2.docx

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Thank you playgroupslave, that's a great leaflet and one I may pinch the idea off when I have more time. Thank you too mps for your doc - is it ok to pinch that for now?

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