Parents as partners

Our pre-school recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children. We see ourselves as partners with parents in providing care and education for their children and encourage a two- way flow information. Any information shared with us will be dealt with in total confidence.

Effective communication with all parents is vitally important for the success of Diggle Dandelions. Information is posted on the notice board outside the main room or on the front door. We issue regular newsletters about activities, important diary dates and social events. Our Year Book is always on display and is added to regularly to help you keep up to date with the activities and experiences offered to the children. This website provides an additional source of information and news for parents, family and friends.

There are many ways in which parents help to make the pre-school a welcoming and stimulating place such as:

  • exchanging knowledge about their children’s needs, interests, activities and progress;
  • reading a story to the children at group time;
  • volunteering to help out at a session;
  • providing a healthy snack for the children to share at cafĂ© time;
  • joining in community activities in which the pre-school takes part;
  • building friendships with other parents in the pre-school.

We welcome parents to drop into the pre-school to see it at work or to speak with the staff.

Information for parents

You can download our admission and registration forms here.

Diggle Dandelions' Parents' Handbook is available here.

Diggle Dandelions' Organisational Plan, including all our policies and procedures, is available here.

Diggle Dandelions' Ofsted Inspection Report is available here.

Parents' Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework is available here.