Tadpoles Nursery School

The school adopts an ‘open door’ policy towards parents/guardians. We try to work closely with them to help the child’s development and we encourage parents/guardians involvement. We hope that parents/guardians will attend open days, sports days and concerts etc, which take place each term and we also hope that they are able to volunteer to help with outings, swimming and with other aspects of their child’s/children’s class. Parents are encouraged to come and spend time with us in their child’s/children’s class when they can, however, we understand that this can be difficult to organize especially for working parents and so we have a designated ‘Father’s Fortnight’ and ‘Mother’s Fortnight’ which fall each year either side of Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. We find this very successful and both parents and children love their time together in their classrooms. We have regular newsletters to keep parents/guardians informed of activities and projects of work in which the children are involved. The children receive a written report once a year. Their progress is carefully monitored and we build up a foundation stage profile/learning journal for every child through observation and planning. These profiles are available on request to the parents/guardians at any time of the child’s time with us. The files are passed on to the next school. We have a Parents/Guardians Association in the school. The Parents Association is formed to help promote positive relations between the school and the parents/guardians. All parents are members of the Parents/Guardians Association but certain parents (hopefully one from each group/class) will represent them on the committee.