A key person approach
Settling our children into Pre School is of paramount importance to us. We encourage parents to visit with their child for up to four times before they start. These visits allow the child to experience a morning or afternoon session with the security of having their parent/carer staying with them.
We encourage the children to go off and play and explore their surroundings, meeting the other children and interacting with the team. These sessions allow the child to become familiar with our setting and routines. This opportunity will also allow the childs Key Person time to chat with the child and their parent / carer so that key information can be shared to enable a smooth transition into Pre School.
The Key Person system is a fantastic supportive approach where each member of the team is responsible for a small number of children. This really helps children to settle in and ensures they have one to one time with a consistent person who really knows and understands them. The Key Person takes responsibility for observing, assessing and recording each child’s development which is regularly shared and discussed with the parents / carer.
We pride ourselves in having a close and consistent team, ensuring that the children are supported by and form positive relationships with the whole team.