Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage
The EYFS is the framework we use in order to plan and deliver playschool sessions. To view a copy of the framework, click here.
Parent Rota – please sign up!
Our last two Ofsted reports have highlighted the strong parent involvement at Peter Pan which supports us to deliver a highly effective partnership approach to children’s care and learning; the parent rota is a big part of this.
Many thanks to those parents who have already signed up to help at playschool this half term; to those who haven’t yet, please look out for the new parent rota sign-up sheet on the main noticeboard (to the right of the double doors into the hall from the foyer). Although we do understand that people are busy juggling children, work and numerous other responsibilities, it is hoped that all parents will help at least once each half term. Not only does your presence enable the staff to focus all their time and energy on the children, it is also a great chance for you to see how your child is getting on and to look at their file and talk to the staff. If you are unable to come maybe you could ask a partner, grandparent or childminder to come instead? Or if committing to a whole morning is not possible at the moment, we would appreciate it if you could come at 11.30am when we particularly need help with the washing up. Please note that if your child only started at Peter Pan this half term and is still settling in, we recommend that you do not sign up to be a parent helper at the moment but wait until next half term when they will be more settled.
Whenever your child has achieved or experienced something for the first time, please consider jotting it down and putting it on the wow board (on the table on the left-hand side of the foyer as you enter the building). Not only will this really help the staff to develop a greater understanding of your child, but each child will be supported to share their achievement with the group at carpet time. To help your child with this, try to involve them when you write the achievement/experience down, ensuring they know what you have written and why. Please remember to add your child’s name and the date.
Any donations of the following items are always very well received.
- Glue sticks
- Cellotape and masking tape
- Feathers, stickers or other art/craft items
- Packs of paper or card (white or coloured)
- Baby wipes, boxes of tissues or kitchen rolls
- Antibacterial handwash pumps and antibacterial spray