Supporting your child at home
All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school.
Even when your child is very young and is not yet able to talk, talking to them helps them to learn and understand new words and ideas. If you make the time every day to do some of the following things with your child it will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young learner.
- Sing and tell nursery rhymes.
- Talk about the numbers, colours, words and letters you see when you are out and about.
- Allow your child to cut out and stick pictures from magazines.
- On a trip to the super market talk about all the different packaging shapes, about the numbers, colours, words and letters you see when you are out and about.
How parents take part in the setting
At Bredon playgroup we recognise parents as the first and most important educators of their child. All the staff see themselves as partners with you in providing care and education for your child. There are many ways in which parents take part in making the setting a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents, such as:
- exchanging knowledge about your child’s needs, activities, interests and progress with the staff. You will be supported by your own Key Person, however you are welcome to talk to any of the staff team at any time.
- being part of the management committee.
- support with fundraising.
- we also have our “Wish Fish” board, this hangs in the entrance hall. Please take a look and if you can help with anything on there, that would really help. It can be anything from dish cloths to red pens!