Partnership with Parents

We recognise that parents are their children’s first and most enduring educators and carers.

Our aim is to work in close partnership with parents to complement their approach to childcare, particularly to assist children when learning new skills such as toilet training, reading and writing. The closer the parent and nursery team work in partnership, the more rewarding the child’s time in nursery will be.

Parental Peace of Mind – Our Promise to Parents

Dovecote Nursery strives to be the leader in high quality, progressive childcare. We will provide a warm, friendly, happy environment where each child is encouraged to reach their full potential through praise, sensitivity and mutual respect.

The nursery door is always open to all parents and carers for informal drop-ins. Parents will also be invited to regular parents’ meetings to discuss a child’s progress. At the end of each day, parents with younger children will receive a ‘Daily Diary’ containing a brief summary of what the child has eaten, how long they slept for and other relevant information. They will also capture any key moments of the child’s day to share with the family.

A detailed profile report will be provided at the end of each term.

Complaints Procedure

The feedback of our parents is highly valued. There may be times when parents question incidents or aspects of the nursery’s operation and normally these will be resolved on an informal basis by a face to face meeting with the teacher or the Nursery Manager. However, if a simple resolution to difficulties is not forthcoming, we operate a complaints procedure that is shared with all parents as a part of their joining pack.