Through experience, we believe that the transition into nursery and indeed your child’s time at nursery, is most successful when parents, carers, schools and other adults work in partnership. Good partnerships require a two-way flow of information and are promoted by valuing and building on children’s previous experiences and learning.
We send home daily emails to highlight the exciting activities your child has undertaken every day and share information about meal times, sleeping and toileting.
We hold parents evenings twice a year so you are able to discuss your child’s progress in detail with their key worker and room leader. You will have access to your child’s learning journey during parents evening and this is also available at any time upon request.
These partnerships begin before your child starts nursery and will continue until he or she leaves at the end of Pre-School or for another setting.
We also encourage all parents to liaise with their child’s key worker to let us know what exciting activities and adventures you have been doing at home.
We want to work with parents and carers to support your child’s transition into nursery. Therefore, we do ask that you to set aside some time to spend with us before your child starts at the nursery. We feel this is important for various reasons; for your child to get to know and trust new adults and children and for you to see how we work and to be familiar with the things that your child will talk about at home, and for you to be able to tell us about your child.
Parents and Carers in Nursery
We actively encourage parents to come into nursery and support the work we do and to experience their child’s daily nursery life first hand. We regularly hold events at the nursery (pre-school graduation, nativity performance, fathers day BBQ, sports day, mothers day tea party) where parents and grandparents can experience and enjoy a variety of activities with their children.
The Learning Environment
We have three indoor classrooms – Precious Stones, Little Gems and Mighty Marbles. We have a large outdoor learning environment and also a ‘woodland’ area for the children to further enhance their learning experiences. Each indoor learning environment is organised to include specific learning areas to make the best use of space and resources, it also reflects our Montessori ethos which we follow at Stepping Stones Montessori Nursery & Pre-school.