Every child belongs to a little family group when they start nursery, with a key person, who will love and take care of them, as if they were their own. These groups meet every day to talk, have conversations together, plan the children’s play, as well engage in little focused games and activities that help develop children’s learning.
We have several family groups; red, yellow, blue, green, orange and purple, with key persons who are responsible for children’s progress – observing, recording, planning, tracking, assessing.
On arrival, we ask parents to support children in collecting their wooden name-tag to give to their key person, say hello and hang up their coat. The first 15 minutes of the session are a chance for parents to pass on information and have a brief chat with their key person, before saying goodbye to their child. The key person role is crucial in developing positive relationships with all our families and place high value in giving time to everyone, as fairly as possible.