Looking after your child

The key person is an important role, and an approach set out in the EYFS ( Early Years Foundation Stage) which works successfully in nursery and reception classes. Research shows that children thrive when using this approach.

At Pride & Joy Day Nursery it is important to us that each child feels happy and safe. To achieve this, we work hard to make our nursery a secure and welcoming environment. A place that is both stimulating and inviting, that children look forward to attending.

From the very beginning of your child’s journey with us, they are assigned a key person. This person will be your child’s primary carer. They are responsible for your child’s emotional and personal well -being at nursery. Their learning, as well as their care, is tailored to suit their individual needs. 

In order for this to happen the key worker will expect to work together with the parent. The parent’s knowledge is a valuable asset that will help enormously in helping to establish a good relationship between the key person and the child. Together helping the child to feel secure and comfortable at nursery.

Parents then leave their children in our care. Happy and confident in the knowledge that our staff are dedicated to their child’s well-being.

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The key Person Procedure

We allocate a key person before the child starts at nursery. This person will be non-judgemental and perfom their duty with unconditional regard for the child.

Where a home visit is required before the child starts, it is carried out by both the manager and key person.

The key person . . .

  • Is responsible for the induction of the family and child into our nursery.
  • Is the primary carer for your child.
  • Works with parents to plan and deliver a personalised plan for the child’s well-being, care and learning.
  • Acts as the key contact for parents with links to other carers such as the childminder and co-ordinating the sharing of appropriate information with regards to the child’s development.
  • Is responsible for the child’s developmental records and their upkeep,  by sharing information regularly with the child’s parents.
  • Encourages positive relationships between children in her/his key group, daily.
  • Will have a back-up person in place, in their absence.