As a parent, you are your child’s most important educator and research shows that parents who are actively involved with their child’s learning help their children to achieve more too. Therefore, we see ourselves as partners with you in providing care and education for your child.
If you’re keen to be involved, there are many ways in which you can help make Manor Hill Day Nursery a welcoming and stimulating place for your child. You can choose to give as much or as little time as you can spare. You can offer occasional support, for example on outings, or commit more time and expertise by helping out with the management of the group by contributing towards the Parents Forum.
Some ideas of ways you can help out include:
- Exchanging knowledge about your child’s needs activities, interests and progress with us.
- Helping during sessions or on outings.
- Sharing your own special interests or culture with the children.
- Being taking part in the Parent forum.
- Taking part in events and informal discussions about the activities and care provided.
- Joining in community activities in which Manor Hill Day Nursery takes part.
- Building friendships with other parents in the setting.
- Coming along to our Stay & Play sessions with younger siblings.
How do we work in partnership with parents?
- We welcome and value all our parents and children.
- We recognise the important role of parents and the expertise that parents and staff bring and, together, we can enhance your child’s learning.
- To have in place clear systems for ongoing dialogue based on a two-way flow of communication informal / formal conversations at the beginning / end of the day; during the settling-in period; the use of daily diaries; e-mail newsletters
- We make sure information is accessible to parents.
- We provide information about the EYFS curriculum through our prospectus, website, parent’s guides, newsletters, parent’s information evening, parent’s forum and our notice board.
- Before the children start, we obtain relevant admission forms. We ensure all the information is kept up to date.
- We hold a Parents Information meeting with parents/carers before their child is admitted. This provides a time to explain our policies and procedures.
- Prior to admission we arrange an introductory settling week for the child to attend with their parents. Welcome packs are given. We develop relationships with parents through our induction / settling in period. We ask parents to complete an ‘All About Me’ sheet to provide information about the child and their family.
- We operate a key-person approach to establish close relationships with parent and child, talking openly with parents to meet the needs of your child and to pass on information about home, new interests or share concerns.
- We actively seek parental contributions to the assessment process, including contributions to your child’s learning journey, which we send home once a term to build up a picture of what the child is learning.
- We report progress and children’s achievements throughout their time with us
- Each term we have a formal parent meeting to talk about your child’s progress, and together discuss your child’s needs and learning priorities.
- By working closely with you we can identify and support those children who have specific needs. If a child is recognised as needing additional support in the setting, parents are consulted throughout the process.
- We seek to enhance parents understanding of teaching and learning in the early years, by inviting parents to attend relevant workshops
- Parents automatically become part of the Parent Forum
- We actively seek parental views, for example through questionnaires. If a parent raises a concern or complaint, the complaint procedure is followed.
Solihull’s SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Local Offer
The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly:
- Their statutory entitlements
- The services available in the area and how to access them
Specific support is available to parents of children with additional needs, with services across the borough. With many groups run by parents and carers of children with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) themselves; they know exactly what you’re going through.
Parenting is never easy, and sometimes, dealing with behavior problems or any other issues can be very hard. So as part of Manor Hill Day Nursery we provide that extra support, your child may require as well as support for parents. We have a range of options in place to provide the support for children with SEN. Manor Hill Day Nursery maintains close links with the local authority and local agencies for extra support and information towards children and the parents. Feel free to speak to us for more information on the support we provide.
For personal information about the Solihull’s SEND Local offer please click here.
This website enables you to see what the local offer services provides and what you can expect from:
- Health & Social Care
- Local Agencies