Parent Partnership

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

FSN actively encourages parental involvement in the care of their child, will listen to parents’ comments and opinions about their child’s progress, and aims to work with parents/carers supporting, or sign posting where appropriate. 

FSN believe that children benefit most from early years education and care when parents/carers and settings work together in partnership.

FSN views parents/carers as their children’s first and most important educators by involving them in their children’s education and in the full life of the setting.

We believe that our first encounter with parents/carers and children is crucial in helping to form a positive partnership between home and nursery.

Parents/carers have valuable knowledge about their child that will help practitioners to plan and provide appropriate experiences and learning opportunities for them. 

 

At St Nick's we offer themed, monthly stay-and-play sessions so our families can get involved in the nursery day.

 

SuccessES


2148 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
463 who have lost their father
223 who have lost their mother
186 who have lost their sibling
616 who have lost their grandparent
353 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
293 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
14 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 139 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments

"Everyone was kind and never judged everyone"
"Sometimes I find it hard to control my feelings, actions, but I understand this now"
"It was fun and creative"
"I have got more friends now since starting the group"
"I learned that you should share your feelings"

- My Time Too children's comments

"The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting."

- Community Connectors, Southdown

I do feel that safeguarding and wellbeing of the children is fully prioritised and staff go to great lengths to support families and children. The Nursery demonstrates empathy and works hard to ensure fairness for families/children here. Really stands out as 'safe space' for children.

- Health Visitor - St. Nick's Nursery