Key person System
Providing good relations between key person, the child and parent/carer.
Kiddikare Nursery has a key person system. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible,who works with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your child’s particular needs and interests.
When your child first starts at Kiddikare, the Key person will help your child to settle and will help your child to benefit from the activities. Your child shall receive a Tracker and learning journal, in which the staff write the activities (planned and free play) that your child enjoyed during the day along with pictures of activities.
These pictures can also be viewed throughout the day on our electronic photo album, situated in all rooms. We also encourage parents to participate, by providing a ‘show and tell box’ every week, to provide pictures and mementos that are important to the family. The parents can comment in the book on anything in particular your child participated in at home.
The Staff develop good relationships with parents to secure knowledge of children’s individual routine needs. Policies, procedures and parental permissions are clear to support good practice. Systems have been put in place to monitor and evaluate the services we provide are good, securing a basis for continual improvement and better outcomes for children. The Key worker ensures that children receive personalised learning throughout their daily routine supporting key learning areas required by Early Years Foundation Stage ( EYFS). The Early Years Foundation Stage (2014) provides a framework by which the children’s development is assessed and further development is planned.
Kiddikare ‘Star of the week’ and ‘Special achievement’
Kiddikare promotes an award system for the children, ‘star of the week’ and ‘special achievement’ for each child. Staff and parents working together on their children’s records of achievement is one of the ways in which the key person and parents work in partnership.
Your child’s record of achievement helps us to celebrate together her/his achievements and to work together to provide what your child needs for her/his well-being and encourage and praise them to make progress.
Transition to School
At Kiddikare, staff provides children with an element of routine, daily exercise and activities that improve their skill for learning and ability to concentrate, valuing each child’s individuality, allowing them to flourish in a setting where diversity and equality is a way of life.
Our aim to highlight the importance of building and surrounding children with positive relationships, by developing strong partnerships with parents, and working with external support agencies to gain any extra support, which will benefit the child’s development.
Our enabling environments are full of opportunities for each child to learn and develop to their full potential. Our staff value and deliver high quality interaction to help our children become confident and well-balanced life-long learners, by encouraging children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after themselves. These include taking themselves to the toilet and taking off and putting on outdoor clothes. Clothing that is easy for them to manage will help them to do this. All these skills will enable a smooth and successful transition to School.