Working with Parents

A genuine partnership

Everyone in Comper Nursery is committed to working in partnership with the parents/carers of our children. Parents are a child's first educator; they know their child in a unique and treasured way. Our staff spend a lot of time with the children and get to know they in another 'special' way. Sharing information, insights and ideas is the best way of supporting a child in their early learning and development.
Each child will have a home visit from their keyworker before they start which begins our journey of working together with you and your child.

Meetings with staff
We offer termly parent consultations where you can meet with your Teacher/Key Person as well.

Please feel free to discuss how your child is getting with your child's teacher or key person. Staff are usually available at the end of each session, or by appointment at other times during the week.

Keeping in touch with your child's learning and wellbeing

Parents complete an 'All About Me' form when their child first starts, This gives an opportunity to explain about each child’s interests, likes and dislikes and anything which parents feel might be a concern or important for us to know. Your child’s Teacher/Key Person will discuss this with you on their home visit.

During their time in Comper, each child’s Teacher or Key Person will make regular observations of their learning and wellbeing. These will be recorded on an online platform called Tapestry which you will have a log in for. You will be able to communicate with your child's keyperson via this platform and follow their learning development. We will explain more about this platform when you are offered a place.

Stay and Play
Each half term we have a stay and play. This is an hour long session where parents and carers are invited into school to join in with their child's learning in the setting.

You are welcome to spend time in Nursery with your child, and it can be helpful for all the children if we have extra adults to get involved with them in their play.

Volunteering - come and get involved
We always welcome support from parents to help us in school. Some ways you can help:
  • Volunteering to help on school trips
  • Volunteering to support with small group activities such as cooking or gardening
  • Helping to organise fundraisers such as cake sales or the summer fete
  • Coming in to tell the children about your job, faith, hobbies or family to support topic work
  • Reading with the children
  • Become a governor
  • Feel free to come and suggest to us how you could get involved. We are always open to new ideas