The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework requires that practitioners forge positive relationships with parents and actively engage them in their children's early learning experiences. The suggestions in this book aim to aid practitioners in their endeavours to make parents feel welcome, included and supported.Practitioners can dip into the book and choose simple ideas ranging from supporting parents during the induction period, involving them in curriculum development and helping them to support their children's learning at home. Each idea comprises: a list of resources needed; step-by-step instructions on how put the idea into action; suggestions for how to extend the idea; and how the idea is beneficial to parents.
50 Fantastic Ideas for Involving Parents is a resource bank full of ideas to help early years practitioners engage and involve parents in the early years setting.
This is an excellent series which should form part of teacher's resources in pre-school settings. I like the very specific nature of the books, which enable practitioners to focus in on exactly the issue they need; they are also an excellent resource for trainee teachers. www.parentsintouch.co.uk Any learning environment, home, classroom, nursery or staff room would be all the richer for having a set of these books on their shelves for reference. Early Years Educator
Marianne Sargent is a writer specialising in early education. She is a qualified teacher and has taught in both reception and nursery classes in maintained schools in Jersey and England. Marianne also holds an MA in Early Years Education and has worked as a university lecturer in primary and early years education. She has written books for Featherstone Education and Practical Pre-School, as well as regular articles for Nursery World and Early Years Educator.