Amazing to see the change in the children that have taken part.
The difference in 2 of the children that would not speak to staff had been incredible; they are both now confident to speak when spoken to. Lovely to see parent/child relationships.
Invaluable opportunity to gain insight into parent/child relationships
Allows other members of staff to build relationships with parents whom they may not
have met before.
Allows staff and key group children to build stronger relationships.
Gives parents 1:1 quality time with their child.
Children are excited when their parent comes to nursery.
All children have shown excitement and enthusiasm when taking part in GSGS
All parents and children have really enjoyed the more creative make and do sessions. The parent time allowed parents to build relationships with parents they may not know.
The party was a huge success and children really enjoyed having their parents take part
in party games with them.
Parent time may not always have gone to plan, as parents wanted to talk about other issues or concerns, but we worked around that, and this time was so beneficial to our families.
I really enjoyed getting to know the children and parents on a different level.
I would definitely want to be part of GSGS again.
As a member of staff, I have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Good Start Great Start; the programme will prove to be a great asset for the nursery. The parents and children who come will really benefit from this programme.
I have thoroughly enjoyed running GSGS and being part of the pilot. I feel very privileged to carry the programme out and to have the opportunity to work with the families who took part. I cannot wait to run it again in the New Year.
As head of centre, I have been delighted with the commitment from Pauline. She has been motivated and enthusiastic and ran a wonderful programme, where parents and children were made to feel valued, comfortable and happy to join in.
It was lovely to observe the positive relationships between parents and children. It was delivered in a nurturing, warm, relaxed ethos where all involved were happy to participate.
My wee boys face lights up when I tell him it’s a Good Start Great Start day.
Great ideas for different fun activities to do at home.
Making memories with my child.
Sharing experiences with other mums.
Fun time at nursery.
Had a great time playing and having fun together.
Lovely quality time with my son.
Best week, making puppets.