Positive relationships

All aspects of the Positive Relationships theme of the EYFS, including child behaviour, attachment, the key person system, staff relationships, and working with parents. Regular features include Behaviour and Parent's Guides.

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Home learning - A parent's guide to...Television time

Too much TV can have a negative impact on development, but when managed well it can actually be a valuable addition to children's everyday experiences. Penny Tassoni explains.

Working With Parents

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Home learning - A parent's guide to...Television time

Too much TV can have a negative impact on development, but when managed well it can actually be a valuable addition to children's everyday experiences. Penny Tassoni...

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A Unique Child: Nutrition - Come dine with us!

Sharing food with parents helps to forge strong partnerships, says Snapdragons' Mary Llewellin

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Positive Relationships: Working with parents - We go to the shops...

LGBT people may become parents in a variety of ways, and will face challenges both unique to their situation and in common with other parents. Deborah Price and...

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Working Mum - A ticking off

When monitoring children for attendance, allowances must be made for individual circumstances, says Working Mum


Behaviour

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My best course - Understanding behaviour

A five-day intensive course on psychotherapy gave practitioner Rachel Cowie the tools to understand children's motives.

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A Unique Child: Inclusion - Shared thinking

When faced with behavioural challenges, practitioners should embrace the opportunity to learn more about children and develop effective strategies to support them,...

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - Hard times?

Julia Manning-Morton looks at strategies and support in her final article on twos' behaviour

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - Chaos theory

Physical exuberance needs to be encouraged, not limited, in two-year-olds, says Julia Manning-Morton.