What is parental engagement?
Realising the Ambition tells us that ‘Parental engagement is about parents’ and families’ interaction with their child’s learning. It can take place at home, in the setting or in the community. Where it takes place is not important. The important thing is the quality of the parent’s engagement with their child’s learning, the positive impact that it can have and the interaction and mutual development that can occur as a result of that interaction. An example of this would be working in partnership with parents in the creation and review of their child’s personal plan in ELC. It is important that the child and their parents or carers are recognised as experts in their own experiences.’