Being a Key Person in an Early Years Setting

Endorsed by CACHE

The aim of this course is to raise your awareness of the significance and value that you have as a key person in a child’s life.

Course description

The course begins by looking at the role and the requirements that must be fulfilled before shifting focus to the importance of developing a relationship-based approach to working with children.

It covers important topics and practical elements of the key person role, including:

  1. defining what the key person role is
  2.  why a key person is important
  3.  induction and settling-in
  4. record keeping
  5. the key person as teacher
  6. supporting the home learning environment
  7. discussing your key children during supervision
  8. developing attachments.

Being a Key Person in an Early Years Setting, what are my buying options?

Buy as a standalone course

This course costs £15.49 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.


Buy as part of a training package

This course is included in the Early Years Alliance membership. 

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The Alliance

Key features and benefits

Price £15.49 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 1 hour

Target Audience Early years

  • A fully interactive course, including optional narration for accessibility, comprising one module and one questionnaire
  • One CPD credit with a personalised downloadable certificate
  • 70% pass mark
  • Written in partnership with experts at the Early Years Alliance
  • Additional resources for further learning and a printable module for future reference.

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What customers say

"A fantastic training opportunity to be able to offer the team and the test at the end enables me to have confidence that the practitioners have a good understanding of the training."

Lorraine Weaver-Ennis
Owner, Hinckley Road Nursery