Brookes University Nursery has a commitment to the key person approach of
childcare. This means that our
organisation and deployment of staff is centred around enabling close
attachments to be made between individual children, their families and
nursery places the child’s needs at the centre of the approach but also
recognises the entitlements and expectations for others involved i.e. the
families, key staff, buddies and managers.
are recognised as follows:
The Key Person
The Buddy (in addition to key person entitlements)
nursery recognises the challenges involved in ensuring the KPA works as effectively
as possible and that it requires a whole team approach to achieve this. Wherever possible the key person and/or buddy
are available for the child but there may be times when this is not able to
happen. During these times ratios will
always be maintained and other staff who the child is familiar with will take
on the key person role.
nursery is committed to continually evaluating its KPA practice, managing
changes and transitions as sensitively as possible and ensuring each child
feels special and has the opportunity to develop an attachment.
policy was reviewed in May 2017.