This CACHE endorsed short course explores the role of the key person and the importance of the relationship between key person and parent/carer. Learn how to promote personal, social, and emotional development and understand how this applies to daily practice. Look at factors that affect the ability to develop loving, secure relationships and study children’s key emotional needs.
- You will learn that it is important to develop a good relationship with the children in your setting
- You will learn about the attributes of a practitioner who cares well for others
- You will learn how to show wisdom and skill in deciding when something that is said to you 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.
- Gain access to resources to support starting and building upon a relationship with both the child and the parents, and find out more about attachment theory
- Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
- There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge