Parents are welcome to visit and meet me before returning to sign contracts and pay a deposit (normally 4 weeks and returned against the final 4 weeks.) Once contracts have been signed I normally offer a free settling in session for 2-3 hours.
I keep parents updated of their childs progress through regular conversation and photo updates of the activites, outings and adventures we have during the day. I also complete a 2 year check, an overview of the child's development and this is then passed to the health visitor for the 2 year old check which is normally completed at around 2 years and 3 months.
I also have a private facebook page where I can share information and photos with parents. Only parents can view the content and photos on this page. I only share photos on this page with the permission of the parent.