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Handbook / Teacher's Guide
The statutory framework for the EYFS identifies the Key Person approach as being essential legal requirement for all early years settings and states that: 'Each child must be assigned a key person i.e. a named member of staff assigned to an individual child to support their development and act as they key point of contact with that child's parents'.
This book links the theory that underpins the Key Person approachwith how to develop and support effective practice in settings. Itoffers solutions to the challenges this approach can bring,especially in schools, and includes questions to encourageself-evaluation and reflective practice.
“Recommended for leaders and managers of early years settings to share with their staff.” – Early Years Update
Dr Anita Soni has worked with early years practitioners for a number of years in the West Midlands, particularly in Birmingham and Worcestershire. Anita began her career as a teacher in Reception classes, before qualifying as an Educational Psychologist with a particular interest in early years. Anita currently works for some primary schools and Children's Centres as an independent Educational Psychologist. In addition she regularly writes and delivers training to a range of practitioners on issues related to the Early Years Foundation Stage as part of Early Years Solutions Ltd. Anita has particular interests in the personal, social and emotional development of young children, early intervention and developing an understanding of the children and parent's perspectives. She is passionate about supporting early years practitioners to reflect on and further develop their practice in order to make a positive difference to the children and families they work with.