About: Chilwell Children's Centre

(as other),

Michelle and Sarah ran 4 weekly 2 hour sessions in June/July 2015 for children due to start our Nursery in September.

They were approachable and helpful.

The relationships with children were good. The relationships with parents were good and parents were supported. I am grateful.

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Response from Steve Lack, District Manager (Broxtowe Cluster), Sure Start Children's Centre, Health Partnerships

Hi Nottingham Nursery Teacher,

Thanks for this posting and your positive comments. It is really useful for us to gain feedback regarding our activities from both participants and professionals and I'm glad you feel our 'Ready for Nursery' groups are of use to parents and children



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Response from Andy White, Training and Learning Facilitator, Sure Start Children's Centres, Nottinghamshire Children and Families Partnership, Health Partnerships


thanks for taking the time to post your feedback.

The getting ready for nursery sessions we deliver in partnership with local schools are a vital part of our work in making sure children have a smooth transition from children's centre services to school.

This is also a big step for parents as its often the first time they have left the responsibility of looking after their child to somebody else and this again is not an easy process.

its nice to hear positive comments on the success of these courses and if you have any comments in which we can improve the course I would be most interested to hear them.
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Update posted by Nottingham nursery teacher (other)

I agree we have had very positive feedback from parents this September as those who knew their children needed time to settled came to all the ready for nursery sessions with them and this allowed them to build up trust and confidence before their children started.

It has also been really lovely to see a couple of children who really lacked confidence on the ready for nursery sessions take to nursery like a duck to water because they knew what to expect having been with mum a few times. I hope you will run these again in the summer.