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Key Person

Their role is to help ensure that every child’s care is tailored to meet their individual needs. A key person has special responsibilities for working with a number of children, giving them reassurance to feel safe and cared for and building relationships with their parent carers.

The EYFS (section3.4) explains that a key person:

  • Helps a baby or child to become familiar with the setting and to feel safe and confident
  • Talks to parent carers to make sure the needs of the child are being met appropriately
  • Makes sure that records of development and progress are shared with parent carers and other professionals as necessary

Planning Cycle


The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage requires practitioners to observe children in order to “understand their level of achievement, interests and learning styles.” The observations should then be used to inform and shape future learning and development.


The Statutory Framework for The Early Years Foundation Stage states that assessment is “an integral part of the learning and development process.” It is a judgement regarding the development and learning of a child and involves practitioners reflecting on a number of observations and then ‘analysing’ and interpreting the findings


The use of observation as a planning tool is essential as it enables the practitioner to plan for the individual child in such a way that they have a sense of belonging and a feeling of inclusion. By observing babies and children, the practitioner will be able to think more carefully about the opportunities provided by the environment and will be able to plan and manage for change.

Extra curricular activities

We also host a various different classes yearly within the setting such as drama, music and sports. The children also have daily access to the garden /outdoor play area and attend regular trips to fun and interesting places such as parks, museums, library, fire station and local children’s soft play areas.