Parental involvement


We recognise that parents are the first and most important educators of their children. There are many ways in which parents can take part and help us to work in partnership with them: - i.e.

  • by exchanging info about their child’s needs, interests and events in their lives with staff
  • completing the parent/carer consultation sheet prior to observations to contribute your thoughts and questions
  • by contributing their skills to our topics
  • by attending open weeks
  • writing regualr entries in their child's learning journal
  • by contributing to their child’s memory book
  • by actively supporting our home reading scheme

Our Learning Journals are working in partnership at it's best - they regularly go between your home and us, sharing key bits of current information about your child - their likes, interests, developments and anything they have been saying or doing.

Memory books are a shared record of your child’s early years both at home and at pre-school (through photos ands quotes from your child). Parental input is very important for their success.


Early Years Framework

From this year, there is a new Early Years Framework which covers your child's learning and development from 0 - 5 years of age. Please click on the following link to view the Parents' Guide to this new framework. There is guidance on how you can work with us at home to enhance your child's developmental experiences within these early years. Parents Guide Document link


Book bags

We offer a home reading scheme. Your child chooses a book to take home in their own book bag to read with you. We provide a comment book for you to record in and share with us your child’s opinion of the book.


Early Years Pupil Premium

If your child is eligible for the Early Year Pupil Premium, they will receive additional funding to help us support your child's learning and development. We then work together, in partnership with you, to provide them with engaging activities and stimulating resources. Please note the funding goes to the pre-school. Parents/carers are kept informed through meetings of their child's progress. Please see for more information. (Link on bottom of page)


We carry out Two year-old progress reports on children with us between the ages of 2 -3. We also complete a transition report for our school leavers going into their reception year. Parents/carers are invited in for feedback on both. We also have end of year feedback meetings with paerents/carers. Learning journals and verbal feedback occur regularly.

Registration form
Here is a link to our registration form. Click Here to download the form.


Leading Strings Pre-School Fees and Funding information

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Leading Strings Pre-School Child Protection Policy

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Leading Strings Pre-School Promoting British Values

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Leading Strings Pre-School Visitors' Mobile Phone Policy

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Leading Strings Pre-School Toilet Training Policy

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Early Years foundation stage policy

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e-safety Policy

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Parental Involvement

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