Working with Parents

This module will look at how you can engage and work with parents and carers which will give children the best start in life.

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Working with Parents

Early years practitioners should share their knowledge and ideas with parents and ask them to do so in return, hence working as partners.

Always share positive messages with parents.

If you have a good Physical Development or Physical Education policy which you share with parents and carers, it will be clear as to what you feel is acceptable and not acceptable practice with children in your care.

Positive Messages

Minimum of 180 minutes a day (at your setting and home)

Physical activity aids learning
Adults are role models
Encourage being active
Parents and practitioners working together

Provide a variety of activities
Children develop good habits in early years

Active children are more likely to become active adults

Find activities to do together
Being outside is good for children
Reduce sedentary time


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