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Key person system and learning diaries

LadybirdWe allocate a key person to each child when they start at pre-school.  Your child’s key person will help them to settle in and to get the most out of their play, activities and experiences during their time at pre-school.  Your child’s key person will work with you to understand your child’s needs and interests, helping us to provide tailored learning and development activities and experiences for your child.  You can talk to your child’s key person at the beginning or end of any pre-school session and also at regular parents’ evenings throughout the year.
"The learning diaries are excellent and really help me see my child’s development."
Parent comment

Your child’s key person is responsible for your child’s developmental record, which takes the form of a ‘learning diary’, containing observations and photos of your child.  We also occasionally use video recordings to help us record your child’s development.  Ongoing observations of your child help us to assess the progress they are making in their learning and development.  They allow us to get to know your child better and to develop a positive relationship with them.  They also help us to plan your child’s individual development through appropriate play and learning experiences, which are based on your child’s interests and needs.  Your child’s learning diary will be sent home with them several times a year for you to look at, and you are welcome to come into pre-school to view and discuss their learning diary at any time.

ButterflyYour child’s key person has links with other carers who are involved with your child, such as a childminder, and they co-ordinate the sharing of appropriate information about your child’s development with those carers.


Term Dates

2018 - 2019

Term 1: 3 Sept - 19 Oct

Term 2: 5 Nov - 21 Dec

Term 3: 7 Jan - 15 Feb

Term 4: 25 Feb - 5 Apr

Term 5: 23 Apr - 24 May

Term 6: 3 Jun - 19 Jul

Inset Days


Mon 5 Nov 2018

Mon 7 Jan 2019

Fri 3 May 2019

Fri 19 July 2019

One day TBC

Christ the King


Coming up...

Committee meeting Wed 26 September, please come along!

End of term Fri 19 October.