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The Early Years Training Hub is part of The Big Initiative which is a multi-agency collaboration bringing together expert practitioners to provide exceptional resources free of charge :

Parental Engagement Childminding
Parental Engagement Childminding

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Parental engagement means communicating with parents at the setting, or via other media, to get parents involved with what's going on in the baby or child’s life and their learning environment. Parents that engage in this kind of activity find that they know more about the child during the day at the setting. They know more about the setting and the staff and there is more trust. Parents and setting staff can then work together to best support a child's early years’ experience and learning and development.

This course will detail what parental engagement is, which methods of engagement you can use, as well as the importance of communication with parents.

The learning objectives for this course are as follows:

  1. To know what ‘Parental Engagement’ is
  2. To be aware of ways to engage a parent
  3. To understand how to communicate with parents
  4. To know what to communicate with parents

This course ensures your practice is in line with the requirements of the Childcare Act 2006 (the Act), as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014. It will also support your continuous professional development and enable you to keep well informed and up-to-date with current practice.

Should you wish to discuss your training needs based on the children in your care, please call 0800 774 787.

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  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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