Children thrive from a base of loving and secure relationships. This is normally provided by a child’s parents but it can also be provided by a key person. Your child will be assigned to a key person, a member of staff with responsibilities for a small group of children who helps those children in the group feel safe and cared for. Their key person will respond sensitively to your child’s feelings and behaviours and meet their emotional needs by giving reassurance, such as when they are new to a setting or class, and supporting your child’s well-being. The key person will support your childs physical needs too, helping with issues like nappy changing, toileting and dressing. Parents will be aware of the childs key person and they will be a familiar figure who is accessible and available as a point of contact for parents and will build relationships with the child and parents or carers.