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Shared care – observation clip 2

Jack has been dropped off at nursery by his dad. His key person, Rose wasn't available so he was welcomed by Laura, who he knows well. Rose has just arrived.

Good for looking at

  • The key person approach
  • Multiple attachments
  • Attachment at nursery
  • Attachment behaviour
  • Support for the key person
  • Sharing information

Jack has been dropped off at nursery by his dad. His key person, Rose, wasn’t available so he was welcomed by Laura, who he knows well. Rose has just arrived.

Notice

  • What evidence do you see of practitioners supporting each other to enable an effective key person approach?
  • How do practitioners support children when their key person is not available?

Reflect

What are your thoughts about:

  • Jack’s state, what did his body language tell you?
  • Jack’s level of development – what stage of the attachment process does he seem to be at?
  • The role of the adults in this interaction – how did they support Jack?
  • How did the adult’s support each other?

Further reflection

(you may want to watch more observation clips before moving on to further reflection)

  • When might you need support from others with your key children?
  • What might prevent effective information sharing?
  • Why do you think shared care is important: for the child, for the parents, for the practitioner?

Respond

  • What action can be put in place to improve how you support each other?
  • Do you share information effectively? Could this be improved?
  • Does shared care work better in some rooms rather than others? Could you organise for planned observations to share nest practice in your setting?

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