The Key Person
Your child will be allocated a Key Person on commencing Riverside. This staff member will support your child as they settle in to Pre-school and aid their development throughout their time with us. They will work closely with you to help your child feel confident and secure within the group. They will ensure your child is able to work at their own pace and complete development records which include a Learning Journey (special book), My Unique Story and Transition forms. Every Key-Person has a 'buddy' who will be there to support your child in their absence.
We value the importance of Parent/Carer input in informing Key Person's about their child's preferences, interests and needs. Initially, we ask that you complete general information pages, which will be kept in your child's special book. Throughout your child's time with us their Key Person will record their observations and photographs. We also provide 'WOW' moment slips on which you can write your child's exciting news and achievements to add to their special book.
Riverside Kindergarten Pre-school supports the inclusion of all children in achieving their full potential. We aim to encourage this through close observation and planning activities using individual play plans. Should your child require additional support, their Key Person will tailor this support and work closely with you as Parents/Carers as well our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo). Our SENCo ensure staff work within the guidelines of the Special educational needs and disability code of practice and where appropriate, liaise with local authority Special Educational Needs Advisors.
You are welcome to speak with your child's Key Person at any time. They will also invite you to attend termly meetings to discuss your child's development and next steps in their learning journey.