Partnership with Parents
As a childminder I recognise that it is crucial that I build a trusting partnership between myself and the children’s parents. Working in partnership with parents is of major value and importance to me as this will enable me to provide a happy, caring and stable environment for their children.
I aim to form a good relationship with all parents so that information regarding their children’s well being, development and progress can be exchanged easily and comfortably. I can achieve a strong working partnership with parents by:
- informing parents about their children’s activities throughout the day either verbally or written in each child’s diary.
- issuing a regular newsletter to keep parents up to date with information about activities, outings, visits, inspection date, childcare news etc…
- allowing parents access to records kept on their own children.
Parents are requested to keep me informed of any changes to personal circumstances that may have an effect upon their children e.g. change of address, phone numbers, doctor, emergency contact.
Parents are also requested to keep me informed of any circumstances that may affect their children emotionally e.g. bereavement, separation or illness in the family.
Parents will be made aware that all information they provide about their children are kept confidential and treated on a strict need to know basis.