Scallywags Nursery

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Scallywags Parent Partnership Nursery

A charitable incorporated organisation registered with the UK's Charity Commission, no. 1161965                    

Parent involvement

At Scallywags, we believe that children’s needs are met through partnership with parents/carers, and are a major factor in children’s learning, confidence-building and self-esteem. We believe that parents are children’s first educators - their involvement in pre-school ensures that home-based learning and the learning opportunities in the group are extended and reinforce each other.


Parents as workers:


All parents are placed on the weekly rota to work alongside qualified staff. Our families come from a diverse range of cultures and offer a rich variety of life experiences for the children to gain from.


On joining,  parents undertake a sustained induction period, where they become knowledgeable of the day-to-day working life of the setting and undertake shadow shifts to establish themselves in working as part of a Early Years team. During this period of induction, parents spend time becoming familiar with our policies and procedures, such health and safety, child protection, behavior and healthy eating requirements and routines, along with  environmental standards. They work alongside qualified staff who facilitate good quality practice, in the effective delivery of Early Years Foundation Stage in practice (EYFS) .

Parents also take on responsiblity for attending parent meetings, termly maintenance days and the ongoing upkeep of an area within the nursery.


We have a Yahoo group for parents to communicate with each other and to further build the sense of community.


All parents are DBS checked before starting work at the nursery.