Pre-School Committee is responsible for reviewing both policy and practice of the group, the employment and appraisal of staff and the day to day administration of the group. The Committee works in close association with the Staff.They work together as a team and there is an overlap of staff across the week and when cover is needed. The importance of careful staff liason is recognised. Our membership of the Pre-School Learning Alliance ensures that we are constantly in touch with new thinking in the field of childcare and education. On going training of staff is encouraged and information concerning new courses is made readily available to all staff.
Keyworkers Our Keyworker system gives each member of staff particular responsibility for just a few children.
Each child in the group has one special adult to relate to, which can make settling into the group very much easier. In addition, the Keyworker is in a position to tailor the groups curriculum to the unique needs of each individual child. Staff are available for a chat both before and after sessions, or if a longer appointment is needed, this can be arranged also.
The Key worker maintains links with the child`s home setting, working with the parents through shared record keeping to ensure that all children are supported in reaching their full potential. We use Tapestry to chart your child's progress, it is an on line learning journal, to which only the child's parents and Spire staff have access. Staff and parents can add to the journal with comments, photo's, videos etc. We have found this to be very popular with parents, and it is approved by Ofsted.