Barnies Day Nurseries and Pre-schools

Parent Partnership

Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators

Barnies understands and promotes the statement "Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators." and ensures that the parent’s involvement as part of the shared learning process plays a significant part in the welfare of children attending the setting. The continuing contribution of children’s parents is regarded as a special relationship in terms of shared educational aims so that the best developmental outcomes may be achieved for the children.

Through ongoing assessment and observation children are provided with a stimulating and challenging environment that develops self-esteem and a higher achievement of learning. Through working in partnership with parents’ children’s development or behavioural issues have agreed and consistent responses. Staff are trained to promote positive behaviour, recognise and diffuse distressing situations and ensure that the care of the child remains paramount.  Barnies works on the basis of inclusion and has experience of children with a variety of diverse needs, we are committed to working as part of a multidisciplinary team. We consistently support parents and children through transitional periods, medical conditions, illness and other developmental concerns. Each setting has a trained SENCO co-ordinator. Individual and specific care is assured.

We also enhance the sharing experience through the online journal Tapestry and Oscar the owl who loves to experience life away from Barnies with the children. We ask that his travels are recorded in his book to be shared with the rest of the children on his return. He has been particularly helpful when children are settling into the nursery and when children undergo more difficult experiences such as a hospital visit.