Strawberry How Nursery School

Strawberry How Road, Cockermouth, CA13 9XR (MAP)  Tel: 01900 823322   Email:

Partnerships with Parents

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The creation of effective links between parents and nursery staff is obviously very important.  This process of offering information (this website is designed for this purpose) and gathering information begins before a child enters our Nursery.  From a parent’s first visit to the Nursery, through to the information requested in the registration form and from the arrangements agreed in the “settling in period” we try to establish a clear picture of each child’s individual needs.

At Strawberry How Nursery we aim to provide a gentle introduction to the Nursery by initially asking parents and guardians to bring their child for short session consisting of no longer than two hours. This will help your child to familiarise themselves with our staff, other children and their surroundings before commencing an actual session. This settling in period is of the utmost importance to us and we know how much a happy start can have an impact on both you and your child.

As each child spends time within the Nursery we willingly offer to and accept feedback from parents.  This is a natural process that helps gain understanding in our efforts to deliver a professional service to meet each child's and each family's individual requirements. The support available at Strawberry How Nursery is of an extremely high standard and many parents make use of invaluable information.

A personal portfolio is kept for each child and these are shared at parents’ evenings but are also available to parents at any time.  We produce a monthly newsletter keeping everyone informed of forthcoming events, open evenings, etc. and in an attempt to waste less paper these will be available on-line.  Throughout the year we will construct a programme of events within the Nursery that will run alongside the curriculum programmes designed for your child.  These events offer an important context - particularly for older children where they can enjoy a common experience or reference point for future activity.  With this in mind we organise out-of-Nursery visits in the summer months.  Parents are very welcome on these trips. 





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