A keyworker has special responsibility for a particular child. The keyworker will work with your child and his/her parents/carers to ensure your child’s care and educational needs are met.
If a child is nervous or worried about attending the nursery the key worker is there to ensure your child is happy and feels secure at Park Hill. They also observe, encourage and extend your child’s learning.
Main duties of a keyworker
- To provide for the emotional needs of the child, to comfort and reassure
- To care for the child
- To contribute to and ensure that our provision takes into account each child’s race, culture, religion, language and family values.
- To liaise with parents/carers
- To observe the child’s progress and with parent’s/carers permission, keep records of their child’s interests and development
- To discuss with the parents/carers their child’s progress at Parents evening and at other times when required.
- To be available to speak to the parents/carers at the beginning or end of sessions.
- To liaise with the other settings on the progress and the welfare of the child.
- To liaise with the parents/carers and Special Education Needs Co-ordinators if there is any concern such as language, hearing or other areas.
- The keyworker will fill in their childs daily diary that goes home with their child on a daily basis.
If you have any queries about our keyworking scheme please discuss this with our Head of Early Years or Nursery Manager.