GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
BRITISH VALUES in Early Years
The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are implicitly embedded in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Here is our version of British Values
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
Care is taken to assess the needs of each child from Nursery age onwards. If children need additional support or there are any concerns about their development parents will be involved from an early stage. We have links with various agencies and when necessary their involvement may be required to support children. Parents/Carers will always be informed if an outside agency is assisting us to support their child.
PARENTS/CARERS AS PARTNERS
We value the involvement of parents in school. Parental involvement with school begins even before children start Nursery or Reception with an invitation to visit the school and meet their child’s teacher. Parents consultation meetings are held in the Autumn and Spring Term at which parents are invited to discuss their child’s progress. A report is sent out at the end of the Summer term and parents are invited into school to discuss this report if they wish. It is important to stress that if parents are concerned in any way about their child they should telephone or call into the school to make an appointment to discuss their concerns with the class teacher or Early Years Lead. Parents are kept informed of all happenings in the school by regular newsletters. The Parents are informed via notices on the windows, a designated parent’s board and by regular newsletters. Parents are invited to various assemblies and functions throughout the year.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Early Years staff have had paediatric first aid training. Children are taught the safe and appropriate use of equipment and materials. Children are taught to be mindful when moving around the school and are aware of safety issues. Risk assessments are undertaken before after school activities take place and before we embark on school outings. A full Health and Safety Policy is available in School.
We see snack time as a social event, a time where the children enjoy a drink of milk, piece of fruit and/or a light snack together. This time of day is the ideal opportunity to develop and enhance the children’s social skills and to encourage interaction and conversation with their peers as they sit together. It also develops independence as the children are encouraged to serve themselves. We do not charge for snack.