Come along and have an informal chat with Sue Mackenzie, our ‘Family First’ coordinator, who is interested to know what kind of support would really help our families here in Stanley, so that we can work together to ensure your children thrive and achieve.
As a parent, you are your child’s most important educator and research shows that parents who are actively involved with their child’s learning helps the child to achieve more. Here at Oxhill, we see ourselves as partners with you in providing care and education for your child.
If you are keen to be involved, there are many ways in which you can help make the setting a welcoming and stimulating place for your child. You can choose to give as much or as little time as you can spare. You could offer occasional support, for example on school trips. Or you could commit more time and expertise by helping out with the management of the school, by contributing towards ‘Friends of Oxhill Nursery School;’ our parent-run comittee (FONS.) Alternatively, you could join our Governing Body.
Some ideas of ways that you can help include:
- Exchanging knowledge about your child’s needs, activities, interests and progress with the practitioners.
- Helping during sessions in school or on school outings.
- Sharing your own special interests or culture with the children.
- Being part of FONS.
- Taking part in events and informal discussions with other parents in the setting by joining our Wednesday drop-in sessions with Sue Mackenzie.
Please take a look at the following document which covers some ideas about working at home on the following areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Knowledge and understanding of the World
- Mathematical Development
- Reading and Writing
- Physical Development
- Creative Development