Here at Anlaby Park Methodist Pre-School we strive to build friendly working relationships with parents, carers and families to benefit the welfare and development of all the children.
Families are greeted into the setting by all the members of staff at the beginning of each session. Staff are more than happy to talk with parents at any time.
Parents are welcome to volunteer as a helper on a weekly or monthly basis or simply stay and play for a while.
Each child has their own Key-Person; a member of staff who creates a closer bond, joining in with and observing their play. They assess the child's stage of development and plan activities for them to enjoy and develop further. All this is recorded in the child's Learning Diary along with photographs.
These Diaries are available for parents to view at any time in the setting and are sent home for parents to view and make their own contributions every term.
Key-Persons will discuss with parents about activities the children enjoy in the setting and suggest ideas to enhance this at home.
We send home newsletters each half term with themes and activities for the coming weeks.
Parents can take home activity and ideas sheets from the Information Table. Key-Persons of the older children will also send home activity sheets for children to use during the holidays if they wish to.
We have our Pre-School Library and Literacy Bags to encourage story sharing between parents and children.
The Pre-School has four mascots; Charlie and Harper the cuddly monkeys, Sparkey the dragon and Barney the dinosaur , who the children get to take home. They come with their own diary for families to make a contribution.
Parents can also follow our Twitter feed for regular updates on what the children have been doing at pre-school and home learning ideas. Posts are also made regularly of information relevant to parents of young children, from organisations such as NSPCC, Department for Education or East Riding Council.