Information for Parents
The Power of Parental Partnerships: Nurturing Early Learning at Darul Madinah
At Darul Madinah, we recognise that parents are the first and most influential teachers in a child’s life. The journey of education begins at home and parents play a pivotal role in guiding their children during their formative years, laying a solid foundation for their future learning and success.
The early years of a child’s life represent a period of rapid cognitive development, making regular attendance at nursery and school essential. However, children spend a significant portion of their time outside of these formal educational settings. This is where the home environment and parental involvement play a crucial role in shaping a child’s early learning and development.
We firmly believe that fostering a strong partnership with parents is paramount in enhancing and supporting our children’s learning, ensuring that they achieve their full potential. We encourage parents to actively engage with us, sharing insights into their children’s home life, interests, and fascinations. This valuable information allows us to tailor our curriculum and incorporate these aspects into their learning experiences.
Your child’s key person or class teacher will maintain an electronic record of their progress on the Famly portal, which serves as a communication hub for parents. Through this platform, we will regularly update you on your child’s development and provide suggestions for extending and enhancing their learning at home.
Research has consistently demonstrated that when parents actively engage their children in meaningful activities that stimulate conversation and critical thinking, it can significantly accelerate their development. These everyday interactions provide opportunities to stretch children’s minds, fostering curiosity, problem-solving skills, and a love of learning.
At Darul Madinah, we value the power of parental partnerships and are committed to working closely with parents to create a supportive and enriching learning environment for our children. We believe that by nurturing a collaborative approach, we can empower our children to reach their full potential and embark on a lifelong journey of success.
Ways to Partner with Us for Your Child’s Benefit:
Lend a Helping Hand: We welcome parents to volunteer and join staff in organizing and facilitating activities.
Celebrate Together: Share photos of family celebrations and join us for our school festivals.
Shape Your Child’s Learning: Contribute to your child’s learning journey, especially during their ‘focus’ week.
Stay Informed: Access weekly learning plans in the office or inquire with staff.
Share Your Thoughts: Provide feedback to your child’s teacher or key person
Engage in Workshops and Events: Participate in workshops, outings, and fundraising initiatives.
Have Your Say: Share your thoughts with staff or respond to questionnaires
We value parental involvement at Darul Madinah and invite you to attend regular parent meetings with your child’s teacher or key person. These meetings provide opportunities to:
- Build strong relationships with staff
- Share information about your child’s home life and interests
- Discuss your child’s learning and development
- Celebrate developmental milestones
- Receive age-appropriate activity ideas
- Develop strategies to address any concerns
- Discuss family well-being
In addition to pre-arranged meetings, you can always talk to staff at drop-off and pick-up times.