We have lots of ways in which we communicate, both formal and informal:
Every time you drop your child off we’ll ask how you both are and this is your chance to let us know about any important information and have a quick chat about what you’ve all been up to. We have a book in each room where we note down important instructions or updates. This ensures that essential bits of info are shared across the room team in writing as well as verbally.
When you come for pick-up, we’ll give you a daily sheet which gives a quick overview of the day: meals and snacks, nappy changes, nap times, plus activities that have made your little one happy! A member of the team will run through the information recorded on the daily sheet and answer any questions that you may have, before saying “goodbye” and “see you soon”.
We run a Key Worker system where each child is assigned to a member of their room team. Your Key Worker will lead on recording development, liaising with parents, and spending quality one-on-one time with your child to record in-depth observations and help nurture emerging interests. You can arrange a meeting with your Key Worker at any time – just ask!
We set up a new folder for every child that starts attending Eureka! Nursery and that folder follows them throughout their time with us. We record developmental milestones in there, photos and drawings of activities, along with next-steps and ideas for how to nurture your child’s development, along with in-depth observations and reports such as the compulsory Age 2 assessment. We’ll give the folder to you to take home every now and then so you can have a really thorough read through, and you can ask to take a look any time you’d like.
Each child is given a weekend book where you can record any activities you’ve been up to. Don’t worry – this isn’t homework, it’s just a great way for us to know about what your child likes doing at home and seeing if there are ways that we can encourage that play and learning at nursery too.
You can record anything you want in the books – drawings and descriptions of creative activities, photos, leaflets and tickets from days out, or you can even just email photos directly to the team and we’ll print them out here and pop them in your child’s folder.
We’ve also got a number of ways that we keep parents and carers up-to-date on all Eureka! Nursery news: