Cupar Pre-School Playgroup operates a Key Worker system where each child is assigned a Key Worker. A sheet is on the notice board with details of each group. The Key Worker system means:
- each child is assigned one member of staff as a main point of contact to answer any questions or concerns they may have;
- continuity of care between home and Playgroup is encouraged;
- following the ‘child at the centre’ philosophy that individual children’s needs and interests will be identified and acted on; and
- following the ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ and individual children’s progress in their learning and development is monitored by one staff member.
Sharing information about your child
The exchange of information about your child is a crucial part of the Key Worker system and will assist the staff in providing a high quality of service to you. All information will be treated as confidential.
What can you tell your Key Worker:
- You will be have been given a range of forms when your child started at Playgroup but the staff also need to know if anything changes throughout the time your child is with us – medical information, allergies, contacts, food and drink requirements and toileting needs.
- Interests your child has and their achievements at home
- Any changes in family circumstances that may affect their behaviour at Playgroup
- Any concerns about behaviour, communication, eating, etc
- Any accidents your child has prior to coming to a Playgroup session
- Any religious or cultural practices or festivals you follow
What your Key Worker will share with you:
- Informal verbal updates on how your child is settling at Playgroup
- Any difficulties your child is having
- Your child’s Personal Learning Journal (PLJ) which lets you know how your child is progressing at Playgroup