HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR NURSERY?
By debbiew, Aug 19 2015 02:38PM
in a number of ways......
As a community based, voluntary managed setting, we depend on the good will of parents and their involvement to keep going. Membership of the setting carries expectations on parents for their support and commitment. Here are some ways you can get involved.
STAY AND PLAY
We are introducing a dated rota which parents can sign if you would like to help at a particular session or sessions of the setting. Helping at the session enables you to see what the day-to-day life of the nursery is like and to join in helping children to get the best out of their activities. Parents who have participated in these sessions have commented about how beneficial it was in understanding how the nursery is run, and feedback was very positive. Parents learned more about their children than anticipated!
Joining the rota is not the only means of taking part in the life of the setting. Parents can offer to take part in a session by sharing your own interests and skills with the children. We have had nurses, midwives, musicians, teachers and a florist sharing their skills with the children.
TOY WASHING/ WASHING DRESSING UP CLOTHES
Another way you can help is to stay and help by washing a box of toys or taking a box home. You can run most toys through the dish washer which also helps get rid of germs because they are washed in hotter water. If you feel you could help in this way, please speak to Debbie. Dressing up clothes also need a wash so if you can squeeze a bag into your washing routine every now and again, please speak to a member of the team.
Would a few parents like to sign up to help out after nursery one afternoon to help clear and tidy the garden. We would like to plant seeds and grow our own produce but we need to prepare the ground for this first and distribute compost etc… over the current flower beds and tubs. If anyone can donate some seedlings then we would be most grateful. We are planning on growing tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, radishes and sunflowers along with some summer flowers and a few herbs for sensory exploration. We will need to wash some of our outdoor toys and jet wash larger equipment which has got very stained over the wet winter and needs a good clean. We may need to do a tip run also if anyone can help out with this. If gardening is your area of expertise then please come and help spend some time planting with the children during a session as part of stay and play.
Thank you in anticipation..The Nursery Team