Registered Charity: 1031573
The Pre-School cannot function without the help of the parents. The committee necessary to help run the pre-school is formed of volunteer parents. The fundraising required to ensure the continuation of the pre-school is achieved by parents. A parent helper at each pre-school session ensures that the staff have more time with the children.
A list of all the staff and for which children they are key worker, is displayed on the notice board
The notice board is on the right hand wall as you enter the hall. The notice board displays the following information for parents:
There also a notice board on the tables on the left of the hall. This displays the folloinformation for parents:
The pre-school always needs toys and equipment and often parents can help out by donating items that they no longer need. If you have an unwanted toy that you think we may be able to use then please speak to the leader or deputies.
Staff and Committee at Edlesborough Under 5’s ask for your help in continuing our successful voluntary parent/carer help system. Having a helper supports the staff and children by providing a valuable extra pair of hands during the morning or afternoon.
Having the parent/carer rota helps to maintain the high ratio of adults to children in the group. It also gives the parent/carer the opportunity to take an active part in the group to see what happens there and to talk about it afterwards with their child.
Research shows that children learn better when their parents are involved, so we hope you don’t mind in doing your session each term.
Parental help is needed from 9am – 12.10pm on morning sessions and 12.30 – 3.15 in the afternoon. We would need you to cover the session(s) highlighted on the parents help rota distributed to the parents concerned each half term and published on the parents notice board in the hall.
If for any reason you are unable to do the session please arrange a swap with another parent, we list all contact numbers on the back of the Rota. Should you change sessions please change the master on the notice board as this keeps the staff informed.
If you do not cover the session and make no alternative cover please advise the staff and the Rota Secretary giving as much notice as possible. The Rota Secretary's contact details are printed on the rota.
If you have any holiday dates booked during term time please let the Rota Secretary know so that your session(s) can be scheduled around this. Also if you prefer to do your parent/carer help on a specific day, please inform the Rota Secretary on the reply slip you will be asked to complete each term, and the Rota Secretary will try to accommodate these, however this can not be guaranteed each term.
Expectant mums – From six months of pregnancy you will not be asked to do a session up until your baby is six months old. So please advise me on the acceptance slip if any of this relates to you. We prefer if at all possible, a younger child should be left with a relative or friend when parents do their session(s). The policy for children under 2½ years is detailed on the Policies page
When your child starts pre-school, you will be sent a letter detailing this information and asking you to sign and return the slip as confirmation that you have read the above and accept the terms of the parent help rota.
Being a Parent/Carer Help - Duties
Please find below an outline of duties we ask help with from our parent on their rota day, we hope this helps you to settle in:-
There is a weekly plan showing all the activities for each day as well as the theme for the week, this also indicates the time for break etc. The plans are kept up on the notice board and are referred to throughout the session by all members of staff so feel free to have a look and see what is involved. Please ask if you have any questions or queries. (The following flow chart will be present to view in the kitchen)
Please arrive at 9.00/12.30
Any problems please speak to the Shadowing Auntie or Leader, if you have any concerns or would like to do anything else ie. Sort out books
DO NOT TAKE ANY CHILD TO THE TOILET, PLEASE DIRECT THEM TO AN AUNTIE
We hope this helps you, if you have any questions please feel free to ask and we hope you enjoy the session
The Edlesborough Under 5's polo shirt is available to purchase at a cost of £5 per polo shirt.