Parents

Little Roo’s Key Person Promise             

  • We carry out home visits, these will be completed by Owner/Manager and Child’s allocated Key person if possible.
  • The key person is responsible for the induction of the family and for settling the Child into the setting.
  • You and your child will be invited to a stay and play session so you and your child meet and play with the key person this is to help with settling in of the child and to start building a bond between you your child and the key person.
  • The key person offers unconditional regard and care for the child and is non-judgemental.
  • The key person works with the parent to plan and deliver a personalised plan for the child’s well-being, care, leaning and development.
  • The key person acts as the key contact for the parents and has links with other carers involved about the child’s development with those carers such as a childminder, and co-ordinates the sharing of appropriate information.
  • A key person is responsible for developmental records and for sharing  information on a regular basis with the child’s parents to keep those records up-to-date, reflecting the full picture of the child in our setting and at home.
  • The key person encourages positive relationships between children in her/his key group, spending time with them as a group each day.
  • We provide a back-up key person system (a buddy) so the child and the parents have a key contact in the absence of the child’s key person.
  • We promote the role of the key person as the child’s primary carer in our setting, and as the basis for establishing relationships with other staff and children.
  • If we feel that your child has not made a bond with his/her key person we will work with the you and your child to help with the smooth transition to another key person so the learning ,development and care for your child is not compromised at all.

Please see our Key person policy for more information and advice.


Little Roo’s Pre- School The role of the key person

We believe that children settle best when they have a key person to relate to, who knows them and their parents well, and who can meet their individual needs. Research shows that a key person approach benefits the child, the parents, the staff and the setting by providing secure relationships in which children thrive, parents have confidence, staff members are committed and the setting is a happy and dedicated place to attend or work in. They key person role is set out in the Welfare Requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each setting must offer a key person for each child.

The procedures set out a model for developing a key person approach that promotes effective and positive relationships for children who are in setting

Procedures

    • We allocate a key person before the child starts.
    • We home visit is carried out before the child starts, this is done by the owner/manager and the  child’s allocated key person
    • The key person is responsible for the induction of the family and for settling the child into our setting.
    • The key person offers unconditional regard for the child and is non-judgemental.
    • The key person works with the parent to plan and deliver a personalised plan for the child’s well-being, care and leaning.

 

  • The key person acts as the key contact for the parents and has links with other carers involved with the child, such as a childminder, and co-ordinates the sharing of appropriate information about the child’s development with those carers.

 

  • A key person is responsible for developmental records and for sharing information on a regular basis with the child’s parents to keep those records up-to-date, reflecting the full picture of the child in our setting and at home.
  • The key person encourages positive relationships between children in her/his key group, spending time with them as a group each day.
  • We provide a back-up key person so the child and the parents have a key contact in the absence of the child’s key person.
  • We promote the role of the key person as the child’s primary carer in our setting, and as the basis for establishing relationships with other staff and children.

 

We supply all parents with a key person promise which informs the parent of the promise the key person has for their child.