Home Visits and Key Person

Shortly before your child joins us at Batford Nursery School, we will get in touch to arrange a home visit. This will usually be from one of the teachers and/or your child’s key worker designate. The home visit give an opportunity to ask any questions you may have as well as sharing information about your child, as we begin to get to know each other.

We also offer an opportunity for parents and children to come to nursery together to get to know the setting and staff.

Key Person

The delivery of the curriculum is underpinned by ensuring children are emotionally ready and settled to learn. It is a requirement that children in the Early Year have a nominated Key Person. This gives each child and family a special person with whom to build strong relationships: the key person’s role is to ensure the children for whom she is responsible settle well and easily into the nursery and that their care is tailored to meet their individual needs. The Key Person attachments form an integral part of the children’s educational success because staff monitor and support children’s levels of well-being and involvement. The Key Person will be the family’s main link with the nursery and will share information with the parent or carer about how the child is settling in and what he or she has been doing each day. She will observe learning, keep the child’s Learning Journal and work with the class teacher on planning for the next steps in learning and development.