Key Persons and Room Transfer

The nursery has a key-persons system in operation. You child will be given a member of staff who will be responsible for the initial settling-in period, this will enable your child to form a bond with his/her key-persons. Your child's key-person will also be responsible for keeping a developmental record and writing out your child's weekly report. However, please note that the key-person does not have sole charge of your child throughout the day and at times they will not be the person giving you feedback at the end of each day.

Room transfer policy

Your child will move rooms:
17 months from Babies to Tweenies
24 months from Tweenies to Toddlers
36 months from Toddlers to Pre-School

Your key-person will discus with you when time is approaching for your child to move rooms. This will most likely be around month before
You will be introduced to your child’s new key-person prior to them moving room. They will discuss with you the rooms daily routine and your child’s medical and dietary needs. This is an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or any things you are unsure about. A transition form is completed by the child’s previous key-person and given to the child’s new key-person. Key-person folder will be handed over to new key-person when the child moves. Very seldomly your child's key-person may change due to various reson whilst they are in the same room. It will be be done in such away the child's learning and development will not be compromised. Parent's will be given prior notice before the changes occur.  

We aim to ensure your child's introduction to  their new room is as stress free as possible. Once the child is ready to move up to the room, we aim to achieve this by having the child's key-person settling the the child into their new room.

A child who is tense or unhappy will not be able to play or learn properly, so it is important for parents/carers and staff to work together to help the child feel confident and secure in the group. This takes longer for some children and parents/carers should not feel worried if their child takes a while to settle. You must be prepared to accept that it may take some time for your child to adjust to the new room but very few children fail to settle eventually. We find that the key-person staying with your child and then leaving him/her for short periods eases the separation process. Please remember, the more your child attends and experiences the activities on offer and sees you interacting with the staff, the more settled s/he will feel.

Day 1: 10am - 11am Key-person stays with your child and spend an hour together in the new room. This will normally be enough for your child's first day.
Day 2: 10am - 11.30am Key-person to accompany your child for one and a half hours in the appropriate unit. All being well, you will be encouraged to leave your child for half an hour during this time to see how well they manage on their own.
Day 3: 10am - 12.15pm By day three your child may be ready to stay by him/herself for the whole of the morning session and will return to their current room after lunch at 12.15pm.
Day 4: 10am-3pm The child stays by him/herself until after sleep time at 3pm.
Day 5: 10am-4pm The  child stays by him/herself until after tea at 4pm.