To ensure the best possible interaction between parents and educators, parents are encouraged to:
- Talk to their child’s educators each day.
- Check the noticeboard for information on their child’s day.
- Read and write, when appropriate, in their child’s or room communication book/board as relevant.
- Read newsletters/family voice.
- Ask any questions about the services’ operation, program, routine or their child’s development.
Parents/guardians may wish to make an appointment to allow a suitable setting and time for discussion. They may like to share some information or questions or concerns about the program, their child’s participation or development. Parents/guardians are encouraged to contact the service to arrange a suitable time for an appointment.
Communication Boards and Books
In all rooms, educators keep daily records on a white board of each child’s activities. These will include sleeping, eating and toileting/nappy change occurrences for the day. Communication books are available for use by the families or educators. They can be initiated by either the families or the educators.
Educators note relevant information for parents about their child’s development and their day, and parents can respond or inform educators of relevant information from their end.
Reflection journals are used in some rooms which evaluate the daily program and are available for families to comment in.
The service regularly produces a newsletter to keep parents informed of issues relevant to service operation. Parents are welcome to contribute to the newsletter and can do so by contacting the Service Leader.
A copy can also be emailed if this suits the family’s needs.