Partnership and Communication
Children, families and community are at the centre of everything that we do. We work in partnership with families within the setting and using our online system Baby’s Days. Our staff and families share updates and photos about children’s learning and development and we also use the system to share news about the setting and our charity’s policies and safeguarding procedures.
At our last Ofsted inspection in December 2017 our provision was rated as good.
We welcome families into Stepping Stones for a welcome session and at the end of terms 1, 3 and 5 so they can spend time with their child’s key person and exploring how their children learn.
We hold community events at Christmas and Easter and during term 6 we hold a sports day, a summer event and a celebration for those children that are leaving us to start school the following September.
Three times a year, each child is a focus child, meaning that the team will concentrate on developing a child’s strengths through their interests. We ask parents and carer to share photos and information from home and at the end of the week the child’s key person produces a video and ideas for the family to share at home with their child.