Staff at the nursery recognise the important role of parents and carers in the lives of their children. This includes both fathers and mothers, other relations and carers, including childminders. By sharing information about your child’s individual needs, strengths, likes and dislikes, on a regular basis, with an allocated member of staff (key person), we can support your child in their continued development by providing the appropriate learning environment. We also recognise that parents/carers have interests and skills of their own and the nursery welcomes you to share these with the children during a nursery session.
Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of a loving and secure relationship with a primary carer and/or a key person. A key person is responsible for a group of children. Your child’s key person will work with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your child’s individual needs and interests.
We also work closely with other professionals such as Health Visitors, Speech & Language Therapists and staff at other nurseries, when the need arises.
We have an excellent partnership with the reception classes at Desmond Anderson Primary Academy where nursery children visit regularly, taking part in story and play sessions and celebrations.
Research shows that a Key Person approach benefits the child, the parents/carers, the staff and the nursery by providing secure relationships in which children thrive, parents have confidence, staff are committed and dedicated and the nursery is a happy place to play and work in.
You will meet your child’s key person when you come with your child for their taster session. You will also receive reports whilst your child is with us, from their key person. Reports include how your child has settled, their interests and how we will support their learning and development over the coming weeks and months.