The key person ensures that within the day to day demands of the setting, each child for whom they have special responsibility feels individual, cherished and thought about by someone in particular while they are away from home.
Key person responsibilities:
- The key person provides a secure attachment for their key children in nursery.
- They help their key children settle in and become familiar with the setting.
- The key person meets the needs of their key children responding sensitively to their feelings, ideas and behaviour.
- The key person provides a ‘secure base’ for the children by being there to support them and allowing them to explore at their own pace.
- They are primarily responsible for their key child’s care routines.