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Children, Parents, Schools and Spicey Gill

At Spicey Gill we like to work as a team involving the children, parents and schools.

Key Person Scheme

As each new child joins Spicey Gill they are allocated a member of staff as their key person. They will help your child to settle in and develop a play plan for them to ensure that your child’s needs are recognised within the group. Liaison with parents and carers is important in ensuring that your child’s needs and interests are met and their full potential is realised. Our high adult to child ratio makes this possible and each child is allowed to develop at their own pace.

Towards the end of each term your Key Person will compile a written report outlining your child’s achievements, development and progress towards the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. You will be invited to meet with your Key Person to discuss their assessment and work together to identify your child’s next steps in learning. If your child attends more than one setting we will ask for your permission to share information with them about your child’s achievements and next steps in learning. We liaise with these settings to ensure that we are all working together in the best interests of your child.


We work closely with our feeder schools to make sure that every child leaving Spicey Gill is fully prepared for the move to full time education. Your child’s new teacher will be invited to Spicey Gill towards the end of the summer term to spend time getting to know her/him and we take all children attending All Saints’ School for a visit, joining in with their play activities, snack and outdoor playtime.

Parental Involvement

It is a proven fact that young children learn better when their parents are involved in their early years setting. At Spicey Gill we recognise you, the parents, as the primary educators of your children and value your input and support. There is no obligation to do ‘parent duties’ at Spicey Gill, but we do welcome all parents, carers and relatives to ‘stay and play’. By opting to help out for the occasional session - or part of a session – you will have the opportunity to experience what we do each day, see your child within the setting and interact with them and others.

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