Nursery changed Key Worker

(3 Posts)
GreyKittyMakesWarms Tue 27-Sep-16 20:26:01

DD is 15m, goes to Nursery 3 days a week.

She started a few months ago and the Key Worker is generally chosen on which member of staff the child bonds with most. However DD is a social butterfly and loves all staff so hers was chosen as someone who had room as it was clear she wasn't bothered.

Today I've been told that from next week her KW will be changing. A member of staff has come back off ML and DD seems to have really attached to this woman plus a new little boy in DDs room seems to be really bonded with her current KW but she doesn't currently have room for anymore Key children.

I'm perfectly happy as long as my DD is happy and safe and well looked after etc however my concern is that it could be unsettling for DD. Her current KW will still be around but it'll be her new KW wherever possible doing nappy changes, mealtimes and any little outings with her - they sometimes go to the park, local supermarket and to their other baby nursery in groups of 4-6 with a ratio of 2:1 children:staff.

Can nursery change the KW without my/DHs permission? And could this unsettle my DD? She's only just getting used to the routine of nursery and I'm worried this could set her back.

BackforGood Tue 27-Sep-16 22:47:41

Of course they can. Of course they don't 'need permission'. They have to manage the staffing and, indeed, all the dc in the Nursery, in the best way they can. They have a member of staff coming back from maternity leave so she obviously needs to come back to her job.
Your dd will be fine. Staff swap in and out all the time - they are used to people covering lunchbreaks or swapping shifts when new staff start their shift or others finish theirs. Different staff cover when they are off sick, or on annual leave, or on training courses and so on.
As long as room staff and KWs aren't been swapped about on a weely basis, then you've got no grounds to worry.

HSMMaCM Wed 28-Sep-16 08:12:21

She'll be fine. She's bonded with the returning lady, her old KW will still be in the room and won't turn her away if she needs her.

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