Growth & Development

When a child is aged between two and three, King David Nursery will review their progress, and provide parents and/or carers with a short written summary of their child’s development in the prime areas. This progress check will identify the child’s strengths, and any areas where the child’s progress is less than expected. If there are significant emerging concerns, or an identified special educational need or disability, King David Nursery will develop a targeted plan to support your child’s future learning and development involving other professionals (for example, the provider’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) as appropriate.

The Nursery/Pre-school has a key worker system. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child's key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that what the pre-school provides is right for your child's particular needs and interests.


When your child first starts at the pre-school, she/he will help your child to settle and throughout your child's time at the pre-school, she/he will help your child to benefit from the Pre-school’s activities. Each Parent has an opportunity to meet their Child’s allocated key worker whom they can approach regarding any concerns about their child. Our keyworker list cannot be displayed on the notice board in the main room because of confidentiality.

The Nursery/pre-school keeps a record of achievement for each child. Staff and parents working together on their children's records of achievement are one of the ways in which Pre-school and parent’s work in partnership. Your child's record of achievement helps us to celebrate together her/his achievements and to work together to provide what your child needs for her/his well-being and to make progress. 


Your child's key person will work with you to keep this record. To do this you and she/he will collect information about your child's needs, activities, interests and achievements. This information will enable the key person to identify your child's stage of progress. You and the key person will then decide on how to help your child to move on to the next stage.