Cheeky Monkey’s Day Nursery works in partnership with parents to ensure the best outcome of the children’s learning and development.
Each child is allocated a “key person” who will have a detailed understanding of how children learn and develop. They will have an understanding of the child’s interests and needs.
It is important that there is trust and recognition of acceptance between the child and Key person as this will strengthen the relationship between them, which will help in settling into the nursery and also help build confidence and self-esteem in the child.
At Cheeky Monkey’s Day Nursery, we believe that the parent is the child’s first educator; it is the parent who will know their child the best. The key person will share information about the child’s development, progression and areas of needs with the parents to ensure the nursery works alongside the parent to help the child.
We ensure that Cheeky Monkey’s Day Nursery is an enjoyable and memorable experience for the child and for their parents.
All base staff are encouraged to engage with the children in a conversation; this will often produce useful information about any new interests or experiences that can be used for planning new stimulating and challenging learning opportunities at the nursery and further to create activity plans which can be shared with the parents to do at home.
We understand that parents may not always have time to engage in a daily conversation with the child’s key person but at Cheeky Monkey’s Day Nursery, parents will be given a two-way communication tool such as newsletters, Day share diaries and emails.
Parents meetings take place regularly to share and discuss the child’s learning journey and developmental plans. This gives an opportunity for parents to look over the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
We will also be holding fundraisers throughout the year which allows parents to further engage with the nursery and its values. Our aim is to build strong relationships with parents as well as the children.