Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators. When parents and practitioners work together in the early years the results have a positive impact on children’s learning and development EYFS (2008).
Parent partnerships are extremely important to us at Bright Beginnings. Once your child is offered a place at the centre an induction will be arranged so that important information can be shared about your child.
Our policies and procedures are available including our local offer which informs parents of how Bright Beginnings meets the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Prior to your child starting Bright Beginnings, we will arrange a number of visits leading up to the actual start date. Initially we ask you to accompany your child for an induction visit, followed by short visits where we ask you to leave them for couple of hours. We will then extend the visits so your child eventually spends a couple of days with us prior to the actual start date.
This is generally the ideal way to introduce children to the Bright Beginnings, but we can be flexible and recognise that each child is an individual who will accept day care in their own way. Some children need lots of visits whilst others can visit for an afternoon and be quite happy to stay and start attending the Centre straight away.
As you carry out your visit you will be asked to complete a child information form. This gives us written information to help us get to know your child. The document generally looks at your child’s home routines and enables practitioners the opportunity to look at how they will best integrate your child into Bright Beginnings.
Members of staff hold a range of childcare qualifications including, BA Hons, Early Years Professional Status Foundation Degree, EYPS, Nursery Nurse (NNEB), Btec and Level 2/3 NVQ qualifications in Childcare.