As part of embedding our ethos that Woodentops Nursery is a home from home, it is very important that you feel as welcome and integrated into the nursery as the children. We hold an open door policy at all times and all you are welcome to drop in.
At Woodentops we are dedicated to providing truly individual care. Detailed profiles are kept on each child, observing, noting and building around their personal and educational daily needs. This is done throughout their time at Woodentops and is available for you to look at whenever you wish.
We know that there are many milestones both big and small in every child’s life, and we want to make sure that parents or carers do not miss out on these special moments. Every day you will receive a written “What I did today” card. We focus on a special moment that day or milestone your child has achieved, for example feeding themselves for the first time or developing new words. For our youngest babies we also include detailed information on nappies, sleep times, bottle feeds and what they have eaten.
At drop off and collection we take the time to talk to each parent individually and tell you some anecdotes from the day. At the end of each week we send home a few photos of special moments your child has enjoyed. We also ask you to take the time to note down any special moments at home that weekend like a trip to the zoo or visit from a family member. We use all this information to guide our activity planning for the following week.
Throughout the year we have regular parents’ evenings which provide an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s key person and senior members of staff. They will let you know in detail what your child has been doing, show you work and photos which exemplify this and set out where your child’s learning journey is going to take them next.
We hold regular parents social events throughout the year which give you a chance to meet other parents in your class and chat informally with staff. These range from drinks evenings to dad’s breakfasts so cater to working parents schedules. We also have a very active parents committee that participates in nursery life and partners with the parents committee at the White House School for our larger social events like the summer charity ball.