Here at Bright Beginnings, we have six playrooms that accommodate children from 3 months up until the term before your child’s fifth birthday.
The Centre has a transition policy to ensure that children move rooms when they are ready. Your child’s key person will discuss with you when your child is moving into the next area and you will be given a tour and an induction.
When your child is making the transition to school we will write a transition report and invite your child’s school teacher into the centre to meet your child and also speak with your child’s key person.
A Key Person is responsible for a named group of children. The size of the group depends upon the age of the children, the needs of the children and the experience of the key person.
Once your child has been with us for a few weeks we see if they have developed any special relationships with a particular practitioner. This person will be responsible for recording your child’s development, completing our child portfolios, ensuring these are kept up to date. Key persons will also take part in regular review meetings with parents. Reviews will be carried out every six months, where we will be able to discuss the developmental needs of your child.
The key person’s role with babies is particularly important. This is a joint partnership in which communication is vitally important through verbal and written communication.
The key person should develop an attachment to the child and time should be planned during the day for one to one opportunity with their key children. By using the key person system staff should be continuously aware of children’s development, and therefore be able to plan for the individual needs of that child. If your child’s key person was on holiday or absent from the centre then your child’s “significant other” will take on the key persons role and responsibilities.