You know your child best, so working closely with you to give them the care and attention they need is crucial to us. At Monkey Puzzle Golders Green, we take consistent steps to ensure we are taking the lead in improving parent communication and partnership, whether it is through annual surveys and year round suggestion tools or through new developments such as Android/iPhone apps and text reminders. Here are some of the things we do to keep you engaged and informed:
- MySchool App
The nursery has an iPhone/Android friendly app through which parents can access at their convenience, nursery news, upcoming events, key policies, reminders and other useful information in between the monthly newsletters. For important, urgent updates, you can also sign up to the text message reminder service and connect your phone calendar to nursery events so your child is always ready for what is planned in their busy nursery day and you never miss out on a chance to get involved – in the teaching or our regular social events! Signing up is easy and you can select whether to get reminders just for your child’s room or the whole nursery.
- Learning Books
We use a progress monitoring software called Learning Book to help record important moments in your child’s development against the Early Years Curriculum. Learning Books is an extremely safe system that helps our practitioners to make regular high quality observations on their key children to track their learning. These include photos, videos and descriptions of your child at play, with information about their next steps and progress term on term.
We also provide parents with their own logging in information which allows them to view all the observations made by our practitioners of their child. Our parents have fed back that they love having the ability to watch how their children get on at the nursery on a regular day. Another advantage is that if a parent or grandparent lives or works too far away from your child, then they can still learn a lot about them in their own time and use this as a basis to keep or develop their relationship with the child. You can also see your child’s baseline, summative reports and next steps on the system and best of all, you can contribute to them yourself from home! You also get to take a copy at the end of your child’s time with us.
Check out the Learning Book website: CLICK HERE
Learning Books Parent Login Portal: CLICK HERE
Concerned about data security? So are we, that’s why we chose Learning Books: CLICK TO VIEW
- Monthly Newsletters
We issue brief, informative newsletters every month to update parents on key dates, what to expect at the nursery this month, how to get involved and any important messages, reminders or staffing updates. This is a useful document you can also access through the phone app and gives you suggestions on how to support your child at home, the theme of learning at the nursery and any extra curricular visits planned such as doctors, dentists, external trips, animal encounters etc – all of which we have regularly!