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Hertford East Station,
Mill Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1SB


Parental involvement

Policy statement

We believe that children benefit most from early years education and care when parents and settings work together in partnership.

Our aim is to support parents as their children's first and most important educators by involving them in their children's education and in the full life of the setting. We also aim to support parents in their own continuing education and personal development.

Some parents are less well represented in early years settings; these include fathers, parents who live apart from their children but who still play a part in their lives as well as working parents. In carrying out the following procedures, we will ensure all parents are included.

When we refer to 'parents' we mean both mothers and fathers; these include both natural or birth parents as well as step-parents and parents who do not live with their children, but have contact with them and play a part in their lives. 'Parents' also includes same sex parents as well as foster parents.

'Parental responsibility' is all the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property. (For a full explanation of who has parental responsibility, refer to the Pre-school Learning Alliance's Child Protection Record publication.)

EYFS key themes and commitments

A Unique Child
1.2 Inclusive practice
1.4 Health and well-being

Positive Relationships
2.1 Respecting each other
2.2 Parents as partners
2.3 Supporting learning
2.4 Key person

Enabling Environments
3.2 Supporting every child


In compliance with the Welfare Requirements, the following documentation is in place: