Working in partnership with parents is of central importance in effectively delivering the EYFS. Parents are 'children's first and most enduring educators' (Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, QCA 2000), therefore forming partnership with parents and carers is crucial if early years practitioners are to plan effectively for a child's learning and development. In view of this, a genuine commitment to working co-operatively and in partnership with parents should be the core feature of any high-quality setting and should impact on every aspect of practice.
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