PRACTICE GUIDE: KEY PEOPLE

A guide to the concept and practice of the now mandatory key person in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

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Positive relationships: Key people - part 1 - Handle with care

How early years work arrived at the concept and practice of the key person approach is explained in the first part of a new series by Anne O'Connor.

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Positive relationships: Key people - part 2 - Rest assured

Implementing a 'key caring' approach may seem daunting, but practitioners need to understand its benefits for everyone, explains Anne O'Connor.

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Positive relationships: Key people - part 3 - Good relations

Strategies to engage the third partner in the key person approach - the parent - as a child enters and settles in to nursery are explained in our continuing series...

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Positive relationships: Key people - part 4 - All part of the job

Those having responsibility as a key carer need to be honest with themselves about the emotional and personal demands of the role as they tune in to individual children,...

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Positive Relationships: Key people - Part 5 - Time to act

Adopting a key person approach requires careful preparation and organisation by the staff team in any setting, as well as reviewing practice once they have started...