Key Person System

At Merry Poppets we have an outstanding track record of retaining our Nursery Nurses, in an industry that typically has a high turnover of staff. For us to operate a Key Person System this is essential. Every child at Merry Poppets has an assigned Nursery Nurse who will spend exclusive time with them, building a special bond ensuring they develop a strong relationship with a significant adult in the nursery.

The key person approach gives every child the reassurance to feel secure and cared for, helping them to become familiar with the nursery environment so they feel confident and safe within it. The key person will help with settling in process at nursery and respond sensitively to your child’s needs.

They will help your child build relationships with other staff and children at nursery. The key person’s responsibility is to monitor a child’s progress with regular observations to ensure the child’s progress is appropriate for their age. They will ensure that children’s individual interests are included in the weekly and daily planning, so that future activities and experiences will best meet their needs. When a child reaches a certain age they will progress to a new room. Their key person will work closely with other members of staff in the new room to provide reassurance and continuity. The new key person will make sure the move is a fun and exciting experience – usually the children can’t wait to join the bigger children in the next room!