New Starter Information
New Starter Visits
Once your child is ready to start at The Hollies, you will be contacted in the previous half term and invited to come along with your child to stay for a whole morning or afternoon.
Every child is assigned a Key Person, who will look after their development during your time at The Hollies. Your child’s key person may not be in every session with your child but we ensure they have a minimum of 2 sessions with them. Your child’s Key Person will talk to you and get to know you all at your New Starter Visit, and if your child has attended other settings we will contact them, with your permission, to obtain any information regarding their developmental progress. We follow the Early Years Foundation stage framework and complete an ongoing assessment. The key person will plan focus group activities for your child to help them develop whilst having fun.
All staff are continually making observations on all children throughout the day. These are recorded electronically using the Learning Book system. You will be issued with a password so you can access your child’s learning journey on-line. You will see observations, photographs, videos and will be able to contribute your own photographs or comments. The manager also performs a termly review of all children’s progress to ensure any issues are highlighted and monitored.
Parent’s Evening and Reports
You will receive a mini report in the Autumn and Summer terms, updating you of your child’s development and all the activities they have enjoyed.
We also invite parents in for an evening to spend 20 minutes with their child’s key person in the Summer term.