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Summer 2014

Parents/Carers as partners

Governors would like to thank Parents/Carers for their continued support and truly believe that by forming a partnership, everyone works together to support and extend children’s learning and development. Parents/Carers and Practitioners have a lot to share and learn from each other which benefits the child.

Progress days are planned three times during the year in the Nursery School and create an opportunity for Practitioners and Parents/Carers to review their children’s learning and contribute to the next steps for their child. Progress days have been very positive.

We would welcome your views regarding the continuous improvement of different ways of communicating with Parents/Carers to celebrate children’s progress and development. Our strengths in communication with Parents/Carers are undoubtedly face-to-face contact on a daily basis.

We need your help

It would be lovely if YOU could join us as a Parent Governor…
Can you represent the views of parents/carers accessing services and living in the community? The work is entirely voluntary, undertaken with a commitment to provide the best possible access to early years education & child care and specialist support where needed.
Please speak to a member of staff, we would welcome you on board!


Security of your child whilst in the care of staff at Highfield Nursery School & Children’s Centre is of paramount importance to us all. A big thank you to everybody for your support, as you sign your child in and out of their nursery sessions in the reception area. Increasing numbers of service users create very busy periods in the reception area.

Please continue to check that all children going out of the door are with an adult – this helps us all to keep our children safe.

Safeguarding/Child Protection

Safeguarding in Lancashire is now a wider agenda and does not solely focus on those children and young people in the traditional ‘Child Protection System’.

Everyone at Highfield Nursery School & Children’s Centre recognises that safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children is shared responsibility which requires respective joint working and partnership between all agencies, professionals, children and young people, parents and carers and members of the wider community. The safeguarding agenda is a complex and challenging one, but the outcome we are aiming for remains simple: children and young people are kept safe.

The Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy has been reviewed during the Spring Term.
All practitioners adhere to one policy and one consistent set of procedures, improving the safeguarding of children, families and practitioners.

All staff are confident and knowledgeable to implement Safeguarding Policies and Procedure in all areas of practice ensuring children/young people and families are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities.

Pupil's Attainment and Progress

Summer Term data shows that on Transition from Nursery School to Primary School a Very Large Majority of our children are working within age related development bands. The pupils have made good progress in the Prime Areas of Speaking, People and Communities & The World. Data is available for all Prime and Specific Areas of Learning - please ask a member of staff.

Ofsted Parent View

Thank you for sharing your views on Parent View, the online questionnaire for you to give your views to Ofsted about what you think about your Highfield Nursery School & Children’s Centre.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s Nursery School, 7 views have been received so far and it only needs 3 or more to make the system live for Highfield Nursery School.

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping the setting to improve and you will be able to see what other parents have said about the Nursery School. It’s easy. It’s quick. It’s time to log on.

You can also go via the link on the Highfield Nursery School & Children’s Centre website. If you are unable to access the internet please ask for help to get online.