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What do we mean by wellbeing, and what does it look like as it takes shape in early childhood? What can we do to support the wellbeing of children at home and in settings?
This book provides some answers to these complex questions, in a straightforward, accessible way. Parts 1 and 2 offer students and practitioners a strong theoretical framework within which to explore ways of developing and extending their work with children and families, and with each other, including guidance on observation and assessment for planning. Part 3 provides practical strategies based on work involving families from a range of ethnic backgrounds, children's centre staff, local authority advisers, childminders, additional needs teachers and health visitors. Linking with the Early Years Foundation Stage, the book examines ...
Chapter 8: Being Key Companions
Being Key Companions
This chapter looks at key people in settings, through a wellbeing lens. The key person approach, a requirement of the Early Years Foundation Stage in England, is:
a way of working in nurseries in which the whole focus and organisation is aimed at enabling and supporting close attachments between individual children and individual nursery staff. The key person approach is an involvement, an individual and reciprocal commitment between a member of staff and a family.1