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The Key Person


Values & Aims

We value, respect and take pride in our nursery, its facilities and grounds.

Through continuous training and evaluation of the service we provide, we will endeavour to meet the constantly changing needs of the children and parents in a professional and sensitive manner.


We aim to always:

  • Provide a safe, stimulating, caring and nurturing environment, enabling all children in our care to reach their full potential.
  • Offer a wide ranging curriculum linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  • Offer an “open door” policy enabling parents to form partnerships with their child’s keyPerson and all practitioners’, ensuring each child’s individual developmental needs are achieved.  We welcome suggestions and comments that will help us provide the best quality care for you and your child.
  • Ensure children, parents, guardians and carers are treated as individuals irrespective of religion, gender, cultural origin or ability.


Meet the needs of children with special or individual requirements enabling them to develop to their full potential.

Once you have made the decision to join us and have discussed with our Nursery Manager the availability we have for your child or children, you will be required to complete a registration form per child and we will discourse our settling in procedure with you and all neccessary terms and conditions, we welcome any questions or clarifications you might have.

The Key Person Each child deserves to have a special relationship with someone within the nursery and the key person approach effectively celebrates this. It provides you and your child with a sense of security. Developing a secure bond with their key person allows each child to explore and play freely but feel safe within the nursery environment. Each child will have activities and quality learning experiences planned for them based on their individual needs by there key worker. For the parents The key person approach provides them with a dedicated staff member who fully understands the learning, development and care needs of their child, this gives you the confidence to leave your child at the nursery knowing they will be cared for in a way that is tailored to the information that you provide. Sharing of information allows the key person to maintain a continuity of care and ensure collaborate partnership working between home and the nursery setting. Settling in At Balloon Day Nursery The room Leader of your child's class room will meet with you during your 'settling in visits', during this time they will discuss your child's individual routines, the people who are Special to them, their likes and dislikes and any other key information to ensure this is incorporated into the daily care of your child. Each room leader has a sound knowledge and range of skills to enable them in providing parents with advice and guidance and supporting any concerns with starting nursery or completing transitions from room to room and on to school. Your key person Your key person/Room Leader will generally be the person who welcomes you and your child into the nursery and supports them in settling into the session. They will also be the main practitioner carrying out the child's intimate care needs, such as putting to sleep, nappy changing and physical closeness. Any information shared with the parents is also done mainly through the key person/room leader. To ensure consistent continuity of care for all children, each key person is paired with a 'buddy' who will take on the role of the key person during periods of absence such as holidays. It is part of the key person's role to ensure that their 'buddy' and other staff within the environment are aware of their key children's needs and have a strong relationship with the parents to enable clear communication.




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