“The main thing that I have taken away from this project is the benefit of engaging parents through workshops and film.”
Below are a collection of parent responses to the Parent Survey from all the nurseries that took part in the project.
The results highlight an improvement in confidence in 3 out of 4 of the areas highlighted, with the one drop in confidence being a fall from 9.5 to 9.4 on question 3. Interventions with parents therefore had positive effects upon their confidence in supporting their child’s education.
For the Partnership With Parents Gap Task, each setting held a parent workshop, in which they invited parents into the setting and hosted a workshop of their choice. The setting below did a parent workshop around child language. At the start of the workshop, parents were asked to complete a survey in which they described their current level of confidence in supporting their children’s: vocabulary, mark making and story-telling. The workshop conducted concentrated on these three aspects through a mix of interactive tasks, talks and videos, and at the end of the workshop, each parent revisited their initial survey to re-evaluate their confidence level.
Here is a graphic representation of the three surveys combined with quotes from parents:
“I expected to see my son’s world, but the experience was much richer as I got to see the world from my son’s perspective”.
“I enjoyed the role play; the story telling aspect. I found that very useful in terms of getting new ideas on how to enhance story time”.
“It’s good to be reminded not to try and step in too much in a child’s development and to appreciate and enjoy their development at their own pace. Great presentation; inspiring”.