Respectful Educational Centre
Respectful Educational Centre

Parent Partnership - Working Together

I believe that working closely with the parents of the children that I care for optimises care and education for the child and promotes mutual respect and understanding between childminders and parents/guardians.


I operate an ‘open door’ policy in which parents/guardians can drop in at any time whilst their child/ren are in my care. Although this will be dependant on the child/ren’s needs during that day or any given time.


Parents can also call me in the mornings or evenings and text me about concerns or information that I may need to know.


Each child has their own personal file in which I record relevant information about their learning and development, (this includes observations, termly reports and Progress checks at 2), as well as all information regarding Health and Safeguarding (such as medication, accidents and incidents and child protection concerns).


I have contracts which clearly explain what is expected of each party which are reviewed annually.


I have a daily report which both parent/guardian and childminder can use to pass on any message they think important for the child to have a good day, compliment the care and education that has been provided for their child, and record any comments or milestones that their child may have said or reached, jointly these comments provide summative assessment for the child’s end of term report.


Parents/guardians receive termly a detailed record of the observations I have carried out during the term. These are gathered in the child’s Learning Journals, which gives a detailed account of observations and an end of term assessment about their child to which they can add their own comments which will be reviewed and if necessary discussed by the childminder. This reviews the progress made by the child.


I have a parents’ information board on which parents/guardians can find current liability insurances, any relevant risk assessments, fire escape routes, the list of infectious illnesses, the weekly menu and our planning sheets so that the parents/guardians can view what we are currently learning about etc.


I have a termly newsletter and a website where parents/guardians will find a list of my policies, any news or information of activities, recent pictures and children’s art work etc.


Any queries or concerns?

Please call me on 07415 175791 or use our contact form.