This resource for beginning teachers of young children provides practical, sensitive, and diverse advice on getting children settled, mealtimes, toileting, and beginning and ending of sessions.

Parent Partnerships

Parent partnerships

From the moment a child first arrives in your setting, you are entering into an important relationship with that child's parents. The exchange of information about the child and the setting, the support you give the parents and the support the parents give you will all contribute to a positive partnership.

The chapter is divided into three sections:

Exchanging Information

Although the exchange of information will continue throughout a child's time with you, it is particularly important to keep parents well informed while they are getting to know the setting.

The following framework provides you with ample opportunity to give parents all the information they need:

  • send a prospectus in response to initial enquiries
  • invite parents for an introductory visit
  • invite the child ...
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