Partnerships with Parents and Carers

Kids 4 Us believe that children benefit most from child care when parents/carers and Nursery/Kids Club staff work together in partnership.

Kids 4 Us Nursery and After School Kids Club aim to:

Support parents as their child’s first and most important educators. We offer parents advise, support and guidance.

Encourage parents to get involved in the nursery and kids club activities such as sports day, sponsored events, Christmas party, carol concert etc.

Observations
During the session practitioners observe all children to help them to asses the progress they are making and to plan challenging and enjoyable activities to support children in all areas of their learning and development.

Daily Diaries
In our baby and toddler rooms staff record daily activity’s your child has enjoyed, what they have eaten, nappy changes and any additional communication. These diary’s help support communication between staff and parents so that we can best meet your child’s individual needs.
When our new babies start nursery we ask parents to provide us with a written account of the daily routine you follow at home

Profiles
Each child up to the age of 5 years has an individual development profile which documents and celebrates their achievements throughout their time at Kids 4 Us. Children and parents are encouraged to look at and contribute to the profiles at any time. Once every term parents / carers are invited for a morning session where they can look at their child’s profiles and join in with their learning. This gives the parent / carer and key person time to discuss any concerns or achievements their child is experiencing in our nursery. (this is offered to all the parents / carers of all ages)

Key Person
All children up to the age of 5 years have a key person. A key person has a special responsibility for working with a small number of children, this is the person who:

  • Is your main point of contact within the setting
  • Helps your child to become settled, happy and safe
  • Is responsible for your child’s care, development and learning
  • Takes a careful note of your child’s progress, sharing this with you and giving you ideas as to how to help your child at home
  • Building relationships with their parents