WILLIAM FARR PRE-SCHOOL

"Children benefit from staff that are warm, kind and caring."

"They show interest in each child and the key-person system is effective in enabling staff to know each child in detail."

"Relevant information is gained from parents about their child before they start, including their current interests and their development. Staff members are able to use this to plan activities and have resources available that are familiar and enjoyable."

Every one of our pre-school ladies also has a 'Key Person' role. This means that they keep a special and watchful eye on the young children allocated to them.
How do I find out who is my child's Key Person?

When your little one starts pre-school we will let you know who your Key Person is. And when you drop your child off at pre-school for the first couple of times there will be a chance to meet your Key Person face-to-face. This is often the beginning of a special relationship you'll develop with your Key Person.

 

What does a Key Person do?

There's many things that a Key Person does, they include:

  • To maintain regular written information and contact via the Link Book.
  • Keep up to date with the Tracker Book.
  • Maintain the Learning Journey Book fully, with observations, activities, photos and pieces of work from pre-school and home.
  • Building up a positive and secure relationship with her 'key' children and their parents or carers to establish a patten of working together for the benefit of the child.
  • To keep a special and watchful eye on the child and help integrate them into the group.
  • Being available to discuss the  child's individuals interests, abilities and needs with their parents or carers.
  • Ensuring that these interests, abilities and needs are catered for during 'key person time' and within the group curriculum.

  • To provide for the emotional needs of the child; to comfort and reassure them in any times of distress.

  • To observe, keep records and monitor the child's progress using 'key person' planning sheets, and to plan in key person time and liaising with parents or carers to encourage them to contribute.  

  • Have a day to day rapport with parents or carers, talking about their child's activities and being available to answer any questions.

  • To maintain regular written information and contact via the Link Book.

  • Keep up to date with the Tracker Book.

  • Maintain the Learning Journey Book fully, with observations, activities, photos and pieces of work from pre-school and home

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    "Children benefit from staff that are warm, kind and caring.

     

    "They show interest in each child and the key-person system is effective in enabling staff to know each child in detail.

     

    "Relevant information is gained from parents about their child before they start, including their current interests and their development. Staff members are able to use this to plan activities and have resources available that are familiar and enjoyable."

     

    Ofsted Report 2014

    Did you know
    Every child has their own named tray which contains their learning journey, their EYFS tracker, their cutting and sticking scrap book and a book bag.

     

    Each week's work goes home with your child at the end of the week in their book bag. Their trays also contain a LINK Books which acts as communication tool between home and pre-school.