Key persons and your child
Our setting uses a key person system. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child’s key person will be there everyday for you to discuss your child’s progress and development, they can also arrange a meeting for you if you ever have any worries or concerns.
As part of the setting’s policy to make sure that we aim to meet the needs of each individual child, we take account of any additional needs a child may have and ensure that appropriate support is in place.
The setting works to the requirements of the Education Act (1993) and The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2015).
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator is Emily Shapland
The management of Little Learners
Little Learners is managed by a parent management committee – whose members are elected by the parents of the children who attend. The elections take place at our Annual General Meeting. The committee is responsible for:
- managing the setting’s finances
- employing and managing the staff
- ensuring that the setting has – and works to – policies that help it to provide a high quality service
- ensuring that the setting works in partnership with the children’s parents
- working alongside the manager to ensure ongoing development of existing practice
The Annual General Meeting is open to the parents of all of the children who attend the setting. It is our shared forum for looking back over the previous year’s activities and shaping the coming year’s plan.
The staff who work at Little Learners are:
|NAME||JOB TITLE||QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE|
|Emily Shapland||Early years Manager|
Designated Child Protection Officer
Designated Person for CIC and PLAC
|BA in Early Years Education|
|Lisa Leeds||Early Years Deputy|
Deputy Designated Child protection officer
|Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce|
|Leonie Parsons||Early Years Practitioner||Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce|
|Ann Bressington||Early Years Practitioner||Level 3 Gymnastics coach|
Level 2 in Early years
|Naomi Bond||Early Years Practitioner||Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce|
|Emma Smith||Early Years Practitioner||Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce|
|Hannah Smitham||Early Years Assistant||Currently studying for level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce|