Partnership with parents

A child’s primary carer is the first and foremost educator

At Little Tigers we aim to provide a fun, relaxed and stimulating environment for children aged from 2 weeks to 12 years. Many of our staff have children of their own and some have grandchildren too so we understand how difficult it can be to leave your child. We work with parents to help ease this transition so you can leave knowing your child is having a great time.

Working with families

As a nursery we work with children and their families.

  • Online development journals and reports
  • Parent meetings
  • Our own Invoicing system for parents
  • Communication system for Messages, Absence reporting, electronic forms
  • Stay and play sessions
  • Regular theme days and events
  • Support with toilet training
  • Menu's and meal planning for dietary requirements
Online journals and reports

Our online journals share observations and photos with primary carers. Parents can share observations from their time outside of nursery with us. Development and wellbeing reports are shared through the online journals. Care diaries show how your child has been during the day including meals, sleep and toileting where necessary and our online accident forms can also be found in the care diaries

Parents meetings

We hold planned virtual parents meetings twice a year with your child's key person. This is a good opportunity to discuss development, next steps and more. Meetings with children's key persons can also be arranged at any other time when you may need them


We have our own online private invoicing system. We provide invoices each month for families showing the daily charge for each session including funding and discount reductions. We also provide a statement of account to show current balance of fees and details of payment made. The system also shows all sessions booked on a handy calendar.


We have a dedicated system to communicate with families with a messaging option, news feeds, events calendar and ability to report absences and electronic forms

Key person approach

Consistency is so important to children and our key worker approach is an essential part of this.  Your child will be allocated a key person who will be one of the practitioners working in your child’s base room on a day to day basis.  The key worker will take overall responsibility for ensuring records of observation and development are up to date. The key worker also carries out the majority of the personal care of your child, nappy changes, clothing changes and similar.  This builds up the close bond which enables learning to happen naturally and for your child to feel secure and stable within the nursery.

Activities and planning

Each child’s key person will plan and carry out activities to support your child’s development and learning. We plan activities based around children’s interests and skills they are currently mastering or the next step in the development. We encourage parents to share with us what their child’s current interests and when they change. Key persons will also provide parents with ideas to support home learning based around current nursery activities and interests.

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