Role of the Adult
We place a high emphasis on providing a language rich environment and value the importance of the role the adult has in providing this. The quality interactions adults have with children throughout the day, developing back and forth conversations and echoing back what children say with new vocabulary, are vital. Adults support children in making connections by showing genuine interest, offering encouragement, clarifying ideas and asking open questions to move their learning on. We know that this “in the moment” teaching builds children’s language effectively and supports progress for all.
Partnerships with Parents, Carers and the Wider Community
At Hazelwood, we have a strong sense of community and we always strive to create and maintain positive partnerships with parents and carers. We know that through modelling our shared values and working together, we can have a significant impact on a child’s learning. We welcome and actively encourage parents to participate confidently in their child’s education in numerous ways, e.g. helping with areas of the curriculum they have a keen interest in, providing relevant resources, sharing their culture, job or love of reading with our children. We draw on our links with the community to enrich children’s experiences by taking them on outings and inviting members of the community into our setting.