Stepping Stones Nursery

110 West King Street

Helensburgh

G84 8DQ

Working In Partnership With Parents

Parental Involvement


At Stepping Stones we understand that a child’s parents/carers are the most important person in their lives and we pride ourselves on maintaining a high level of parent satisfaction and are extremely focused on continually building positive relationships with parents/carers.



Some of a child’s most important cognitive development happens during their preschool years. By taking an active role in the early childhood education process, parents can help ensure that their child has all the support they need to develop to their full potential. Not only does family or parental involvement help extend teaching outside the classroom; it creates a more positive experience for children and helps children perform better when they are in school. An important part of our role in your child’s education is that by encouraging participation by those closest to your child, it helps support your children beyond their early years and makes you an important part of their education well into the future.

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We pride ourselves on our positive relationships with our parents/carers and believe that our daily verbal feedback and interaction with parents is key to working in partnership. However, we want to excel even further in this area so aim to encourage further parental involvement by:


  • Inviting parents to learn more about us, our staff and how our nursery operates.
  • Ask parents if they are interested in participating in your classroom.
  • Do you have a special talent that they would like to share with the class? 
  • Would you be interested in volunteering to help in an art project or read a story?
  • Ask parents if there are any topics they would like to see incorporated into your curriculum.
  • Once you are aware that you have a say in what is taught in the classroom, you may want to help shape what your child learns throughout the day. We will listen and respond positively to any ideas, concerns and views made by parents/carers.
  • Create a care plan for each child.
  • Use these care plans to outline your child’s individual progress, experiences, friendships and achievements to ensure you are always able to receive an up to date appraisal on how you child is doing.
  • Make useful resources available to parents. These can be in relation to developing motor skills, language development, behaviour management and more. These resources can offer additional guidance that you can use at home to cultivate further skills and talents in your children.
  • Recommend complementary activities that a parent and child can complete at home. These activities can extend our curriculum beyond the classroom setting and reinforce what we have been teaching.
  • Reports - Parents/carers of all children will receive a monthly report to inform you of your child’s progress and what their next steps are so that you can be actively involved in their learning journey at every stage.
  • Children will also have reports issued annually.


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