At Little Owls we believe that communication between home and a child’s setting is vital to supporting a child’s progress. We do this is a number of ways. We talk to you about your child on a day-to-day basis; this can be done by telephone if necessary. You can make an appointment to see your child’s key person without your child present at a mutually convenient time. All staff conduct frequent observations on your child to monitor achievements and plan next steps so that we can meet your child’s individual needs. All observations and assessments are kept in your child’s folder which you can come and see at any time. We ask that you share the assessments with any other settings and carers you may use for your child and we hope they will similarly share their knowledge about your child with us; we can then all work together. We have Parent Consultations each term which gives you the opportunity to talk to your child’s key person without your child present.
If your child is under the age of three years a progress check will be done with your child and we will have a meeting to share this with you. With your consent we will also share this progress record with your child’s health visitor. When your child leaves Little Owls we do a handover meeting about each child between us and the Reception teacher at Haslingfield Primary School. If your child is going to another school we will liaise with their teacher to arrange a handover.