Reception Home Visits
For pupils who are new to school only
Reception teachers will arrange to visit all new children and their parents at home during July with the Teaching Assistants.
Please complete and return the form below, which was given out at the Induction Evening, indicating suitable days and times for a 'Home Visit'. If we do not receive a form, a time slot will be allocated.
A Guide For Parents
Home visits – Your questions answered
What is a home visit?
As the name suggests a home visit is an informal visit to your home by school staff.
It is usually carried out when your child has been offered a place at the school but before they actually start.
Why do home visits?
Home visits are a really good way for staff to begin to get to know both you and your child and vice versa.
It is a great opportunity to spend some time in a relaxed atmosphere, exchanging information and planning your child’s start to school. You will also have the chance to ask questions and express any concerns you may have.
It is not an inspection of you or your home!
All information is considered confidential and will not be shared without your permission.
Who will do the home visit?
Visits will always be carried out by one of the Class Teachers and a Teaching Assistant.
How long will it take?
The length of the visit is usually 20-30 minutes.
What will happen at the home visit?
We know that children like to be busy and active! The Teaching Assistant will usually get to know your child
by playing with them and sharing a box of our toys which the children can play with when they come to school in September.
Your child may also like to share some of their favourite toys or activities with the Teaching Assistant.
The teacher will complete your child's ‘Getting to know you’ booklet with you and any questions or concerns can be answered and discussed. You will also have the opportunity to pass on any completed forms and anything else you would like the setting to know about your child.
How should I prepare for a home visit?
Have all the registration forms to hand from the Induction Evening if you haven't returned them already.
Try to remove any distractions, for example family pets. It is also helpful if the television has been turned off.
Have some of your child’s favourite toys or playthings available, as these can help the practitioner to engage with your child.
Prepare a list of questions you may want to ask just so you don’t forget!
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