Key Person

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Dedicated Key Person

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Understand Child's Needs

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Monitor Development

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Point of Contact for Parent

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Key Person

Every one of our children is provided with a key person when they join one of our nurseries. The key person will form a close bond with your child, providing them with a sense of security at nursery.

You will meet your key person at your child’s settling in sessions, where they will find out about your child’s likes and dislikes, their family, daily routine, and anything else that we may need to know.  This helps us ensure continuity of care and supports a smooth settling in process for your child.

Your key person is then able to monitor your child’s individual progress in line with Development Matters; supporting the EYFS framework to provide unique opportunities and experiences to support their development in all areas of learning and to build upon their confidence and skills.

For our parents

Your key person is a dedicated, knowledgeable staff member who will fully understand the learning, development, and individual needs of your child.  This gives you the reassurance to leave your child at the nursery knowing they will be cared for in a way that is individual to their needs.

Your key person will usually be the person who welcomes you and your child into the nursery and will provide a handover at the end of each day. They will provide you with an update on your child’s day;  activities they’ve taken part in, what they have learned, how they’ve slept and eaten as well as how you can support learning at home.

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