It’s always a challenge to engage parents into the nursery life of a child. We all live in a fast, busy society and things can easily get forgotten. With the fast pace, digitally driven age we live in today, the Capture app is the perfect solution to fit into our busy, everyday lives.
How to engage parents?
Not only can you send observations to parents, but within the parent app, the child’s parents can create an observation too. This is a great way for you to see what goes on at home. It allows you to see what their interests are so you can build and further develop these. It also allows to to see how the child is fulfilling some areas of their curriculum which, maybe you cannot see at nursery, such as climbing up stairs if you don’t have any within the setting.
How can you help engage parents?
A great way to get started with engaging parents is to set children homework. Even if it’s just a simple counting or colouring activity. You can theme it around the topics or seasons you are looking at within your childcare setting. Maybe your theme this term is transport. How about a simple map to and from a destination or drawing their dream car?
Below is a simple resource to help you engage parents and improve the parent and nursery relationship within your setting.