We have an open door policy and encourage parents to come in and help or come in and chat to the teacher at the start and/or end of the day.
We have regular parent helpers and visitors. Our parents are brilliant at sharing their skills and expertise with the children and us. We have had parents who have been key members of our imaginary communities - even the Lord Mayor and Lords of the Forest!
We encourage parents to share as much information as possible about their child to enable us to more closely match the learning to their child's interests and development needs. Parents are the childs first and most enduring educator and as such they have a wealth of information which can be used to support the child.
Our parents are very involved. We have parents helping on trips, in class and also supporting teaching and learning activities in the learning environment. We have even had parents being community members - adding richness to the community experience. We have regular celebration events which people attend. These events celebrate the children's successes. These are many and varied from art galleries, special event days like Pirate Day which are planned and organised by the children to events out of school like an afternoon out at Hyde Park Cinema for the World Première of the children's Plague Films!