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Fulfilling the role of the Key Person


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In this course, learners will be taught about the role of the key person and the relationship the key person needs to build with the child’s parents. They will learn how to promote a child’s personal, social, and emotional development and gain a better understanding of what this means in day-to-day practice. They will look at factors that affect a child’s ability to develop loving, secure relationships and look at children’s key emotional needs. They will also explore how children develop friendships. This course is generally intended for learners working in nursery settings.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learners will learn that it is important to develop a good relationship with the children in their setting
  • Learners will learn about the attributes of a practitioner who cares well for others
  • Learners will learn how to show wisdom and skill in deciding when something that is said to them should remain confidential and when it should be passed on

Advantages of this course:

  • This course looks at the importance of the role of a key person in a childcare setting. The role is a legal requirement in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and is crucial in a child’s Personal, Social, and Emotional Development. A key person, working in partnership with parents/carers, can support a child to relate well to others, make friends and feel secure.
  • This course offers resources to support starting and building upon a relationship with both the child and the parents, and includes details on attachment theory
  • Additional activities encourage the learner to reflect on the learning
  • There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge

This course is endorsed by Cache.