Teddy Bears Pre-school is keen to involve parents and carers. Research shows that children learn better when their parents are involved. As well as chatting with your child’s keyperson or the pre-school’s supervisor, there are several ways in which parents and carers can be involved – the parent helper rota, the committee, fundraising, and sharing interests. These are also good ways in which you can meet other staff and parents.
Parent Helper Rota
Our Parent Helper Rota system involves all parents in helping in the group on a regular basis. In addition to helping reduce costs, this allows us to maintain the high ratio of adults to children. This also gives you the opportunity to see your child interacting within the pre-school setting and to talk to your child’s keyperson in depth.
Parents are requested to do at least two rota duties per term per child, although there are some circumstances where exceptions are made. A fee is charged if parents are unable to do the required duty.
The committee, for a charitable organisation such as Teddy Bears Pre-school, is vital and without volunteers, would be unable to operate.
We are always on the look out for volunteers that can spare a few hours a month. Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends and get involved in the community fun, all whilst contributing to a greater good.
Teddy Bears Pre-school is a charity, and as such would struggle without the support it receives from its supporters who enable it to provide high quality pre-school education. Fundraising by parents, friends, and committee all helps.
There are a wide variety of fundraising schemes in place including:
- School Link Book Club
- Supermarket voucher schemes
- Fundraising events
- Quiz and curry evenings
- Bingo nights
- Tesco Uniform
If you are at all able to help with anything, then please do. Details of forthcoming Pre-school fundraising events will be posted on notice boards and included in letters. Our staff are also keen fundraisers for other worthy causes.
Help for Families
Community visits in the local area.
We offer trips out to supermarkets and garden centres. These education visists enhance the childrens knowledge and understanding of the wider community.
Each half term the Pre-School uses a theme. Within this theme, there are different topics each week. If you have, or know anyone who has, any special relevant interest, please don’t hesitate to get in touch—you could be demonstrating your skills or talking to the children about your job!
For example, we have had visits from the emergency services, other professionals and various animals! These topics are included each half term play plans / emailed to the parent/ carer.