March St, Burnley, BB12 0BU

01282 454 473

Stoneyholme Nursery School with Forest School

Laying the foundations for life-long learning - Tel: 01282 454473

Parent partnership


At Stoneyholme Nursery School, we recognise the value of parental support and commitment as an essential element in your child’s care and education; we know from experience how much more successful we are when there is an effective partnership with parents.

We welcome and encourage parental involvement in the nursery in a range of ways:

Key person and parent partnership: From the moment your child is registered at Stoneyholme Nursery School, they have their own dedicated Key Person to work in
partnership with parents to support transitions, plan learning opportunities to meet the child’s individual needs and monitor their progress. We have an ‘open door’ policy to enable you to discuss your child’s progress at any time; this includes informal discussions between you and your child’s key person at the beginning and end of each session.

Parents’ meetings: These are more formal discussions where parents review their child’s progress with their child’s Key Person. These usually take place two or three times during the school year.

Newsletters, website, social media, parent texts and parent information board: We adopt a range of other ways to keep you up-to-date on news, events and curriculum highlights, but do ask staff if you need more information.

Parent Views: We welcome parents’ feedback at all times. Once a year, we usually ask parents to complete a Parent Questionnaire to see what you think we are doing well and any suggestions for development for us to consider towards our School Development Plan.

Governing Board: Parents pay a vital role as part of the school’s Governing Board and we have two parent governors as part of the Governing Board, who are elected for two years. If you are interested in being part of the Governing Board, please let us know and look out for Parent Governor Elections.

SNS Parent Teacher Fundraising Association (PFTA): We invite parents to support fundraising and organise social events for our school community. These events
support various charities and encourage our children to think about others in need. Occasionally, events may contribute to providing enhancements to children’s
experiences in school such as cooking materials for special activities or cultural celebrations.

Parents as partners in learning: Parents are invited to support children’s home learning and we may provide activities to do at home, offer suggestions of activities in the local community during school holidays come in to celebrate cultural events. The Children’s Learning Journeys allows staff to share children’s learning experiences during their time at nursery with parents.
Home learning: Here are some links to websites which may be of interest and use during your child's time here at Nursery School.

Parent workshops: Throughout the year, we usually invite parents to parent workshops and offer curriculum guidance or on parenting matters such as bedtime routines and positive behaviour management strategies. To promote a love of reading, we invite parents to join our book sharing scheme of taking books home and to come to our story telling sessions in all languages.