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ShellBell
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Looking for some ideas from you lovely people!

 

We have just had our parent questionnaires back and whilst most of it was great (yay!) some of the parents have said that they would like more info on what their child has done during the day.

 

We are a pre school with 45 children each morning. Pick up time is not a great time to chat to each and every parent. We have a daily activities sheet which is out in the foyer and if possible we try and share what we can as the child leaves but we're looking at other ways to do this now.

I used to work In day care where we would share daily diaries at pick up time but this isn't practical for a pre school setting.

Any ideas would be much appreciated :)

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I do a daily blog on our website - this is especially useful for those parents who don't drop off or collect the children and we have had amazing feedback from it, especially as it has photos on too so they can see what the children have done :)

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Do you parents have time and space to access their child's learning journeys? Might be worth setting up a space where parents can have a coffee (if safe) and sit with the learning journeys to have a look at them.

 

We have 2 parents evenings a year and our parents get to look at their learning journeys before they speak to their key worker, as well as our learning journeys being on display all the time so that parents and children can access them.

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We do have two parents evenings each year plus parents have been told that they can arrange to see their child's key person at 9am any morning for 15 minutes before opening time.

The learning journeys aren't out everyday so this might be something to look into.

 

Thank you :)

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We had this reply from one of our parent questionnaires last year, so we put up a whiteboard in the hall and it's updated twice daily with key points. It's low tech, but works well - we decided putting photos anywhere online wasn't secure enough (plus gaining permission from parents for this is an uphill struggle), not to mention not all of our parents access resources online

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Just bought a photo frame. Thanks for the idea!

We write the groups' experiences on a white board which parents read when collecting - those things which all were part of or could be part of if they wished, so not the things a child or two did on their own or with an adult away from the others. This gives parents an insight into what has been going on, as well as prompts for conversations and extended learning on the child's journey home.

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