At Bowes Pre-school we run a key working system, that encourages children to form a close relationship with their designated key person.  In addition to helping children to feel safe and secure this system also gives all parents/carers a point of contact within the group with a member of staff who works closely with their child.  Your child's key person is responsible for maintaining your child's developmental profiles and collating their learning journal, this is a book that is individual to each child, that records their development and progress throughout their time with us through observation, work products and photographs.

Parents will be informed of their child's key person on their prestart visit or their first day.  We remain flexible with our key person groups; if for any reason we feel a child would be happier or better suited to another group due to bonding or developmental needs, we strive to accomodate the change.  A visual display of the children and the allocated key persons is displayed in the reception area.  Parents are informed immediately of any change.  Your child's key person will ensure that learning oppourtunities are personalised to each child in their group throughout their time with us. This is achieved through observations and formative assessments, determining each child's prefered learning styles and continually monitoring and assessing each child's achievements to ensure that activities can be adapted to further extend each child's learning in line with their individual needs.

We don't hold formal parents evenings as such, but instead offer an open door policy, where you can come in and speak with your child's key person to discuss their learning and development and to look at examples of your child's work in their learning journals, at any time that you wish.

When your child leaves us to attend another setting, your child's key person will support your child through the move, liasing as necessary with you and their new setting to aid a smooth transition.

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