Before starting with us each child is invited to a trial session with their parent or carer. We will take and send photographs so that the family can talk about the visit as the new term approaches. We always recognise that parents have the best knowledge of their children so we ask the family to fill in a form about their child’s special likes and dislikes, important words or favourite stories which are helpful for the settling-in period. Our gentle and flexible attitude to settling in new children considers parents’ needs and emotions as well as those of their children.


We have strong partnerships with parents and carers, welcoming them into our setting daily at both ends of the sessions.  This reflects positively in the way in which our children form relationships with each other too. We share weekly emails, photographs and news with families too. There are two written reports for each child a year, as well as a parents’ evening. We also have a Christmas and a Summer Concert in St. Matthew’s Church, a Leavers’ Picnic in our garden and special Circle Times for the afternoon children to which the parents are invited.