Every child and family are assigned a Key Person who will:
- Arrange settling in visits and take the lead in preparations, ready to welcome you and your child on their first day.
- Spend time with your child to build a special bond and close attachments, helping them to feel safe and secure in their new learning environment.
- Meet the needs of your child, responding sensitively to their feelings, ideas, and behaviours. For very young children, whenever possible it will usually be the Key Person who attends to your child’s personal care, feeding and changing your child.
- Facilitate fun learning activities to challenge and stimulate your child based upon observation and assessment. The Key Person will teach your child areas of learning and development from the EYFS through our 5 C’s curriculum, according to their stage of development. They will keep your informed of your child’s progress via their e-learning development record which you can access through ParentZone. Formative assessments are shared with parents bi-annually and around your child’s 2nd
- Provide opportunity for you to be involved in nursery activities and events such as Stay and Play sessions and Parent Partnership Discussions.
- Review your child’s stage of development and discuss with you when your child may join a new home base. The Key Person will organise settling in visits into the next home base, introducing you and your child to their new Key Person.
A secondary Key Person from the same home base room will be assigned to your child to cover Key Person absence.