Working together

We value parents as the main carers and educators of their children and it is our aim to work in partnership with you to meet your child’s needs. We are available at the beginning and end of each session to talk to you or share your child’s records with you. If this is not possible please let us know and we will arrange a mutually convenient time.  Your child’s key person will also meet regularly with you to discuss your child’s learning and welfare.

Key person

When your child starts at pre-school s/he will be assigned a member of staff to be his/her key person.  This key person will take a special interest in your child and can become a point of personal contact between home and pre-school.  The key person will develop an individual knowledge of your child and provide continuity during his/her time at pre-school.  The key person will maintain your child’s parent/pre-school observation record and share it with you.

Settling in

Before your child starts pre-school you will have been offered an opportunity to visit when both you and your child can spend a little time with us and see how we work.  If you would like to come back for another visit please don’t hesitate to phone the Booking Secretary or Pre-school Manager who will arrange a suitable time.  However, there will still be a period of settling-in when your child first starts.  


We aim to provide a caring and relaxed environment and we want children to feel safe and happy in the absence of their parents.  All children are different and so we have a flexible approach to settling-in.  It may be that your child will be quite happy for you to leave immediately or s/he may require a much more gradual approach.  Please discuss this with the Pre-school Manager or your child’s key person so that we can agree what is appropriate.