The Key Person System

“A key person has special responsibilities for working with a small number of children, giving them the reassurance to feel safe and cared for and building relationships with their parents” (EYFS 2012)

 A key person is a member of staff who is allocated to your child/family before they join us.  You will meet your key person on your first visit to the group.

The key person is responsible for a small number of children and will support and work with your child until they move into the next room or move into school. The type of support they will offer is to: –

  • observe your child in their play both formally and non-formally
  • work on an individual basis with small groups in different areas of the curriculum
  • provide information about your child in regard to their interests and achievements into the planning
  • support and inform you of your child’s progress
  • build a good relationship between you, your child and our setting
  • keep samples of your child’s work and keep up to date records of your child’s achievements and progress in their Learning Journey
  • produce a report, in conjunction with the manager, of your child’s developments once it is time for them to move onto school