Ag obair còmhla ri Pàrantan agus a' Choimhearsnachd/
Working with Parents and The Wider Community
We aim to:-
- work collaboratively with parents
- value parents as the child’s prime educator
- develop positive relationships with parents and keep them regularly informed.
- support parents to learn Gaelic
- facilitate parents skills and talents in the nursery
During the first term we organise an Open Evening for parents/carers. This gives an opportunity to find out more about our nursery and how parents/carers can support their child at home.
Support for parents is also offered by distributing a Gaelic booklet which highlights common Gaelic words and phrases to use at home. “Learning at Home” sheets are also made available to go alongside each short term plan. Commonly used Gaelic vocabulary is displayed at the reception area. Next session we will set up a system whereby the children can borrow “Song Sacks” to futher enhance their language acquisition at home.
We have regular liaisons and visits to the school which we are part of. Informal visits to the school office and primary area will allow the children to become familiar with the school setting. The children also participate in whole school assemblies (Harvest, Easter, Christmas and end of term).
During the last term the pre-school informally visit a P1 class for short periods with a member of the nursery staff. Two induction days are also organised for all the new children entering P1.
Ceanglaichean leis a’ Bhun-sgoil/ Links with the Primary School
Informal discussions are positively encouraged to ensure that we are working together to support each child in achieving every success in our nursery.
We have also established a Parents Group who meet with the Depute Head Teacher or Nursery Teacher each term. The staff will highlight the development priorities for the session and parents are encouraged to offer their support in helping to achieve these as well as informing staff of the needs of the parents to best support their children out with the nursery. All parents are welcome to become involved in this group.
Twice a year we organise formal meetings with parents to discuss children’s progress and a written report is issued once a year.
We operate a buddies system in the school. New P1 children are allocated an older Primary child (P5 & P6) to support them during their first while in school. During the last term the children in P5 and P6 visit the nursery to get to know the children before they come to school.