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Parents’ Information

Working with Parents

We know that parents are children’s primary educators. You are the experts when it comes to your child so working in partnership with you and your family is vital in ensuring that your child thrives here at Heath Lane Nursery School.

We will endeavour to keep regular communication between us through the following:

  • Daily Information Board displayed outside with each groups daily activities.  Available for viewing at drop off and pick up times.
  • Weekly newsletters to inform you of what has been happening in the Nursery and events coming up.
  • Weekly updates on your child’s ‘Story of the Week’ through the MarvellousMe app.
  • Fortnightly parent “catch ups” where we will have a chance to share observations on your child’s interests/developments and perhaps concerns at home and at school.
  • Half-termly Zoom Information Presentations (ZIPS!) that will share an aspect of nursery life, how we approach it at school and how you can support at home.
  • Our Facebook page where we post at least twice a week with updates on what is happening in the Nursery.
  • Regular emails keeping you up to date with information and news.
  • A website with up to date information on all aspects of the school including signposting external websites and guidance where appropriate.

Family Support

Gade Family Support

This local service offers great support to parents. The services are wide; they include sessions on all aspects of parenting and family life including advice on SEND/autism, debt management and housing. Do get in touch with any concerns/difficulties that you are having as there will be someone at the end of an e-mail/call who can help.

Hertfordshire Family Centres

The Hertfordshire family centre service are available to support with all aspects of parenting. The following link will support you with identifying the nearest service to you and will signpost you to services that they offer.

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. They have a confidential helpline and provide guidance on all aspects of family life.

Parent View

We really value feedback from all stakeholders. Please do take the time to inform us of your view of all aspects of the school via Parent View by following the link below:

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

What to expect, when

This document has been created to support parents to access the EYFS and understand the developmental bands. The document also includes simple ideas for ways that parents can support their child at home in each area of learning. Our staff will use this document with parents and carers to ensure that they are clear on how to access the information to support their child.