Attachment relationships form throughout life and are the basis upon which children begin to feel safe and secure. The first attachment relationship with a primary care giver is the 'blue print' for attachment relationships which form in the future. At Nursery each child will be assigned a Key Worker. The Key Worker system provides the opportunity for the child to develop one of their attachment relationships. This relationship provides a 'secure base' from which they can explore and a 'safe haven' to return to in times of needing reassurance or a recharge of the emotional batteries.
At Hillside we recognise that the most effective relationship is developed when Key Workers and parents/carers work closely together. This develops a sense of safety and security which underpins the foundations for children to develop and learn successfully.
Our Key Worker Groups