A key person is your very own special grown up, who will spend time getting to know your child, their abilities and learning needs, building warm trusting relationships, helping your child to settle in and make secure attachments.

Each child and their family will be allocated one of the room staff as their key person, as they begin their time at Abercromby.

Your key person will plan learning experiences for your child and record their learning and progress through the OPAL assessment system hosted online on Learning Journals. They ensure that every child’s learning and care is tailored to meet their individual needs. Your key person will work with you so that together we can support your child’s holistic development at home and at school. They will also help families engage with more specialist support if needed.

Your child’s key person will arrange regular appointments to have a chat about how your child is doing. However, please feel free to have a word at any time as we have an open door policy if you want to talk about a concern or share some good news. Normally the beginning and end of the day are good times to catch us.

If you’re not sure who your child’s key person is, just ask or look on Learning Journals. Our Settling In and Key Person policy gives more information about our approach and can be found here.