What our parents have said....
Here are some of the Oak Class parent responses (July 2018):
Really good (the curriculum), love the diverse range of things explored and experienced
Tapestry is a good communication tool. I like how you can know what is going on at home and in school.
I trust that staff know how best to educate my child, so I don't need to know absolutely everything that goes on, I would rather staff spend the time with the children that doing admin tasks.
I think my child has made big leaps in phonics, maths, art and creativity, IT and science - so I feel the teaching is excellent.
The termly meetings ( after the focus week) were good & I have always felt well informed.
At our recent Stay and Play (April 2017) we asked parents for their views on our setting, here are some the positive responses:
Being joined to Reception means easier transition
Wonderful resources – especially the garden, friendly staff interacting with children in a lovely way
The amount of play that is used to learn from
Getting them in to a routine ready for school
How well they know my child
Here are some of the things that parents and carers have suggested that Mr Lindley and his team try to get better at (April 2017):
Flexible use of the funded hours for working parents, not just 9-3
More notice on communication
Communication about which letters have been learnt (in phonics) so we can help at home
More stay and plays
More organised activities for parents to join in
Better promotion of the Nursery within the community
Each year we ask parents to give feedback on their child's time in Nursery and Reception.
Here are some of their responses from this year's Nursery parents( July 2016):
I think Tapestry is brilliant . It's an easy and quick way to communicate.
Just keep doing the Stay and play afternoons, as they are nice for the kids to show us around and what they get up to . Its a great time to chat to teachers.
We loved the end of term report, it was excellent.
My child was very happy here and made lifelong friends, therefore has been of huge benefit to him
My child has loved Nursery ( even when she's not wanted me to leave her), she will miss it and everyone. I feel you've all made her prepared for Reception.
My child is always keen to tell me how well he had done in phonics and he enjoyed doing it - so it must have been fun.