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Key Person

A key person approach is used in our setting. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he has special responsibilities. Your child's key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that the care and education provided is right for your child's particular needs and interests.

When your child first starts at the setting, the key person will help your child to settle and throughout your child's time at the setting will help your child to benefit from the setting's activities. The setting's policy will make sure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child, and takes into account any special needs a child may have.

Staff will assess how young children are learning and developing by observing them frequently. They will use information gained from observations, as well as from photographs or videos of your child to document their progress and where this may be leading them. As a parent you may be asked to contribute to assessment, sharing information about what your child likes to do at home and how you are supporting development.