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Key Groups

Each member of staff has 4 children in their key group, so they can focus on supporting them. At Royal Spa the children’s happiness and emotional security is always a priority.  We believe that for children to be happy they must feel secure with the people around them.


A key person will
  • Develop secure, trusting relationships with key children and their parents/carers.

  • Provide a secure base for key children by supporting their interests and explorations away from their key person and being physically and emotionally available for them to come back to.
  • Attend to emotional needs of key children by acknowledging their feelings and responding appropriately.
  • Settle new key children into the setting gradually by introducing them to facilities, daily routines, name cards, peg etc.
  • Settle key children as they arrive each day.
  • When possible, greeting parents at the beginning and end of each session and sharing information from their child’s day.
  • Offer support and advice to parents/carers that is relevant to their child.
  • Change and toilet key children who need support.
  • Keep records of and support key children’s development through observations, assessment and planning.
  • Share children’s developmental progress with parents and carers.