Partnership with Parents
Parents are a child’s first teacher and the Nursery staff aim to build on those experiences. Close links are maintained between home and school because this will help the Nursery team to ensure that the very best is achieved for all the children.
Many parents ask what they can to do help their child prepare for Nursery. Here are a few ideas:
- Developing independence: Putting on coats and shoes unaided, recognition of their name for their belongings
- Develop turn taking: Learning to share resources and waiting patiently for resources, lunch, snack etc.
- Develop language through conversation of home language: Reading and sharing stories or play together
- Eating independently: use cutlery appropriately, ability to separate from key adults for this time period
We encourage families to create a 'Chatterbox' for children to bring into school so they can talk about their home life and what is special to them. This enables children to gain confidence in their communication and language skills and builds a link between home and school.
Children will receive homework every week alongside a reading book, it is encouraged to work on these to support their learning at home.
When you bring your child to nursery please hand them over to our experienced Nursery team who will be able to settle them quickly.
Please discourage children from bringing toys to nursery if possible.
At Town Farm, we use Tapestry to track, assess and observe our learners in Nursery and Reception. It offers one, complete solution to tracking, documenting, moderating and reporting children’s learning from Birth-5yrs.
Parents have online access to their child’s learning using a safe platform on a computer, tablet or phone. For more information please see below or visit: Online Learning Journal For Early Years Education | Tapestry