Working in partnership
At St George’s, we recognise the importance of parents and guardians as primary carers. So before your child even joins us, your Senior Childcare Leader will call to arrange settling in visits. This gives you and your child the chance to get to know the staff and ask lots of questions, and for us to find out as much as we can about your child’s daily routine, likes and dislikes.
During the visits you will be introduced to your child’s ‘Key Person’. As each child has a special person to relate to, this helps us build strong links between St George’s and home. Through daily observations and open conversations with you, the Key Person will really get to know your child, so that the care we provide continues to get better and better. They will also add to your child’s online Learning Journal and plan the next steps in their learning.
We also offer home visits, should you wish to invite your child’s Key Person and Room Senior Childcare Leader to come to your home. This will give your child another chance to meet us and for us to get to know them in a relaxed home environment. Working together to settle your child at St George’s will help them to really enjoy their time with us.
We’ll encourage you to read your child’s online learning journal via ParentZone and add interesting things they’ve done outside nursery. This helps us plan activities that they enjoy and find stimulating.
St George’s holds parents evenings where you can have more in-depth conversations with your child’s Key Person. To further help us improve our services, you will also find a suggestion box in our hallway. We welcome constructive criticism and if you think we’ve done anything particularly well, we’d love to hear about that too.
We operate an open door policy and welcome parents at any time during our working day. Call in and find out what’s going on and if you wish, you could even volunteer to help at one of our fundraising events. If you’re happy to dedicate even more of your time, you may wish to apply to join our Board of Trustees. We have parents past and present on our Board and new members are elected at our AGM in November, but can also be co-opted on during the year, if there is a vacancy.
As a parent or carer, you will receive regular newsletters to keep you up to date with what’s happening at St George’s – of course, we’d love you to keep in touch with us too.
Any questions, ideas or suggestions, please call in for a chat, email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01892 543 982.