We know that babies and children benefit hugely from the close relationships of the special people in their lives, this is why we celebrate the importance of family partnerships at Young Friends. We are here to provide care and education for your precious little ones and we work with you to do that.
The Young Friends aim is to:
Recognise and acknowledge parents as their children’s first and most important educator.
Involve parents in our nursery community and encourage friendships and connections with others.
Provide parents with support and guidance around ‘at home learning’.
Always be there for you with a warm and welcoming open door policy.
Once your child starts you will have access to our Family Login, this is our ‘parent portal’ that provides families with links to all of our policies and procedures, at home learning guidance, nursery updates and feedback questionnaires. We have two large social events per year, one at Christmas during the evening and our Summer BBQ and sports day. Parents and staff enjoy these events, an opportunity to meet and chat with other parents and staff in a relaxed atmosphere.
Our online journal system Famly, keeps you informed every step of the way. It’s easy to use, much like the social media pages we are used to, and provides you with observations and assessments of your child’s learning and development. Of course your key people feedback verbally at the end of every session. We have planning boards so that you can see what your children have been up to, digital screens and a parent notice board to keep you fully informed. Parents concerns are dealt with immediately, we welcome constructive feedback and make changes based on parental input.
Parent consultations take place three times per year. This is an opportunity to spend additional time with your child’s key person to sum up your child’s progress and identify next steps that we can both focus on. If you can’t make these times we find a mutually convenient time to talk. We have a number of public social media pages linked to the work we do at Young Friends, we never post full face pictures of children and have a tight images policy that we follow, we take our responsibilities to on line safety seriously, but you will be able to see and share our environment and activities that your children have been doing with your friends and family. Please do follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
We have a comprehensive show round, joining up and settling in process. This means that we get to know you and your child really well before they start and you feel connected to us as a team. You can use our ‘get in touch’ form, email us link at the top of the website or call us directly to arrange a show round. Louise will personally take you on a short tour and you will be sent a FREE PowerPoint that will have some pictures of what we do together with some wording and links to help you to make a decision to attend. Once you join up, we can get you started on Famly and you will start your settling in process with your allocated key person. Your key person and room lead will lead your transition into our setting and we will strive to make this a smooth as possible for you and your child.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Young Friends Nature Nursery.