chapter  2
What Is the Key Person Approach?
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For babies and young children: The key person(s) makes sure that, within the day-to-day demands of a nursery each child feels special and individual, cherished and thought about by someone in particular while they are away from home. It is as though the child were ‘camped out in the key person’s mind’ or that there is an elastic thread of attachment that allows for being apart as well as for being together. The child in the nursery will experience a close relationship that is affectionate and reliable.