Working with Parents – Introduction

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Parents Matter


Mums and dads are the first and most important influence on their child’s development and future outcomes. What interactions take place in the home environment has more influence on children’s future achievement than innate ability, material circumstances or the quality of early years or school provision.


The role that mums and dad play in supporting their child’s development is key to making a difference in their children’s outcomes. They entrust their their child to us to support them. We in turn need to ensure that we actively engage with mums and dads.


Foundation years caring for baby homescreen shot This site has a specific section on supporting parents in the foundation years. You may want to visit the parents section to familiarise yourself with the support available to parents in the foundation years.


This section of the practitioners’ site is designed to support you to engage, with lots of ideas for parental engagement.

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Comments (3)

  1. Clare Lishman, April 28, 2012
    Excellent addition to the Foundation years website. Really useful video clips. Thank you
  2. newbie, July 4, 2012
    Hi We have recently been moderated and were told we need to involve parents more in assessment. Do you have any ideas about how we can do this? Thanks
  3. Helen Warrington, October 3, 2012
    Thanks for all the great information and useful links to other websites. Clare Lishman wrote 'really useful video clips'. Am I missing something? - I can't see where the video clips are!

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