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Parental Involment

How parents take part in the preschool

Our most recent Ofsted report (November 2014) highlighted our parent involvement with our pre-school, saying:

"Staff are extremely effective at engaging all parents in their children's learning in the setting and at home. Key persons encourage parents to share their children's achievements'" OFSTED (2014)

As a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, North Hinksey Pre-school recognises parents as the first and foremost educators of their children. All of the staff see themselves as co-workers with you in providing care and education for your child. There are many ways in which parents take part in making the pre-school a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents, such as:

• exchanging knowledge about their children's needs, activities, interests and progress with the staff
• helping at sessions of the pre-school
• sharing their own special interests with the children
• helping to provide, make and look after the equipment and materials used in the children's play activities
• being part of the management of the pre-school
• taking part in events and informal discussions about the activities and curriculum provided by the pre-school
• joining in community activities in which the pre-school takes part
• building friendships with other parents in the pre-school
• Joining our fundraising team -please see details on our News page