What are the practicalities of the role of the key person? Developing an effective key person approach which is centred around quality interactions with children and parents has practical and organisational issues that will need to be thought about. Section two of the key person course will help you think about this in the context of your setting. It also looks at the importance of supervision and how staff members can support each other.
Observing key people in action in short observation video clips opens up discussion and reflection on the theories that were covered in section one. Seeing what attachment behaviour can look like in settings and what issues may arise (both practical and emotional) can support practitioners to reflect on their own practice and experiences. This leads to an action plan being formed after each session, making sure the training leads to practical and physical results for your team and your setting.
Everyone involved will quickly get used to the format and allowing your staff members the safety of being able to discuss the practice seen in the videos is great for starting discussion and reflection on current practice. It’s a method advocated by a recent Ofsted research report, read more about it here READ ARTICLE