Information for Parents

It is really important to us that you feel fully informed about what goes on at St Catherine's pre-school, and we try very hard to pass on as much information to you in as many ways as possible.













PROGRESS APPOINTMENTS: You can make an appointment to see your child's key person at any time. Just fill in an appointments slip (one can be found at the bottom of the page), pop a note in our letter box, e-mail the office or have a chat to a member of staff. These can be made ay any point during the year, and we are always happy to discuss any concerns, answer questions or discuss progress. Learning Journey books can be borrowed and taken home overnight.

WOW SLIPS: When your child starts, you will be given a sheet of Wow slips. Please use these to let us know about your childs personal achievements and progress, this can be anything from sleeping in their own bed all night, being kind to a sibling, trying a new food, anything goes...and we can share their success with them!

SHARED CARE: If your child has a carer or attends another setting such as a day nursery or childminder we will give you a small notebook to carry between the two.  This will keep information flowing between the carers/settings including yourselves.  Please jot down anything you think may be of help or interest, eg, a bad night’s sleep, being very excited about something, toileting successes etc

 

FACEBOOK AND NETWORKING SITES

Remember to ‘like’ our Facebook page as we will often post reminders and information on the page.  No personal information is included and all photos are carefully cropped so children cannot be identified.
We also post an over-view of what the children have been doing each month, and ways you can expand on this at home.

Staff are advised not to make or accept friend requests with parents/carers on networking sites such as Facebook.  Profile pages can contain material which staff might not wish to share with parents or may have comments added by friends or family which again they may wish to keep private.  We hope you will understand this.

 

MESSAGES AND NEWS:

As well as our Facebook page please remember to check:


  • PRE-SCHOOL WEBSITE :  We include monthly updates on what the children have been doing, including ideas for activities to do at home and recipes we have used for Bake and Share Lunches.  It always includes out latest news and contains information on our next fundraising events.
  • EMAILS:  Reminders and ‘notes’ are usually emailed home as well as being given out in paper format.

  • NOTICEBOARD:  Reminders and urgent messages are on the board outside.

 

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:  The planned activities are posted on the door each week.  These activities are based on the children’s individual interests as observed by staff.

 

DIGITAL PHOTOFRAME:  There is a photoframe in the office window which you can view from outside.  It will run a stream of photos from the previous week so do have a peek each week.  Above this you will find photos and information on what activities your child has been participating in recently.

 

EMAIL OBSERVATIONS:  By now some of you will have received an email containing a photo and small observation, from your key person.  This is becoming a more regular event and we have received very positive feedback from parents.  Your key person will really appreciate a reply with details about what your child is interested in at home.