Families, Parents and Carers

At Unity, we believe that young children benefit from forming close relationships with their teachers. We provide care and education in close partnership with our parents and families, to nurture and respond to the needs and interests of all our children. We believe in the importance of an inclusive provision and aim to involve our parents in our nursery community, as we celebrate festivals together and share family traditions. We acknowledge that parents are a child’s first educator, and work to create an atmosphere at school that creates respectful partnerships, which encourages friendships and connections with other families and the local community too.

Keeping in touch

We communicate with our parents in a variety of different ways, with newsletters, telephone calls and emails. We hold termly ‘Parent-teacher’ consultations (via Zoom or face to face), and are happy to organise ad-hoc meetings too. We also provide each child with a learning journey, and parents and carers are given access to their child’s information through an app called ‘My Montessori Child’. With individual log-in credentials, parents and carers can see weekly observations, view photos and videos, and communicate with teachers too. This learning journey also provides families with links to our policies and procedures, and the opportunity to find out more about the Montessori and EYFS curriculums. Before joining the nursery, we are available for a show around and conduct a gentle settling-in process, to enable the children to feel happy and secure in our care. We value the contributions of our parents and carers, and believe that a strong community enables the children to thrive.