Parents as Partners
At Clarence House we aim to build successful partnerships with parents where there is two-way communication and parents and practitioners really listen to each other and value each other’s views and support in achieving the best outcome for each child.
Your child will be allocated a member of staff known as your child’s Key Person who is responsible for your child’s well-being, ensuring your child feels secure and happy while they are away from home.
The Key Person will have the unique understanding of what your child’s currents interests and needs are.
You as the parent are your child’s primary educator and it is you that will know your child best. We aim to work in partnership with you to ensure we have all current information needed to build upon your child’s learning and development.
We understand that you may be busy so it may not always be possible to chat with your child’s Key Person but we encourage communication in other ways to ensure a regular two way flow of information. At Clarence House we use baby diaries, newsletters, and emails to keep in touch. We also hold regular Parents’ evenings and the manager is always available for a meeting to listen and respond to any thoughts or questions you may have. We also use an online Learning Journal called Tapestry to record Observations of your child and their development.
We also hold regular social gatherings and fund raisers throughout the year and often take part in community events such as carnivals and fairs. These are great ways for both you and your child to be involved in activities that build strong and happy relationships but also are lots of fun.