Why the Child Profile is a valuable ‘go-to’ resource in the settling in period

When children are making the transition to creche or pre-school, information provided by parents will prove to be an indispensable resource for the child’s Key Person during the initial settling in period.

The ‘Child Profile’ gives the young child a ‘voice’ by communicating important things in their lives and choices that they have made to date. This information can be thought of as the child’s very first ‘Learning Story’ as it represents the child’s ‘story so far’. From this important starting point nurtured by parents and family, all future learning stories will emerge over their time in the early childhood setting.

This short blog outlines the importance of the child profile and links it to key quality indicators for practice with young children. Download or read here