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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EYFS Best Practice - All about…touch

Why is touch so important for babies and young children? Because it is linked to healthy physical and emotional development, Anne O’Connor explains

Working With Parents

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Working Mum - Making friends

Her daughter struggling to make friends at school was a major worry for Working Mum, until her teacher found some solutions

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Home Learning - A parent’s guide to… small-world play

Although this type of activity is child-led, parents can help their children immerse themselves in worlds of their own making by following these tips. By Penny Tassoni...

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Positive Relationships: Parenting Programmes - Word of mouse

A furry toy is being used to engage parents in their children’s learning, finds Annette Rawstrone

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Home Learning - A parent’s guide to… social skills

From empathising with others’ feelings and needs to winning and losing games gracefully, Penny Tassoni provides some top tips for encouraging social skills in young...


Behaviour

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EYFS Best Practice - All about…children’s friendships

Being able to make friends is easier for some than it is for others, but practitioners can help all children to form relationships. Marion Dowling explains how

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - In the acts

In an extract from her book on understanding children’s behaviour, Cath Hunter explains some of the underlying reasons behind difficult behaviour and how it can...

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Troubled teens left in limbo

The ‘epidemic’ requires a mix of early intervention and later support services, finds Charlotte Goddard

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Positive Relationships: Parenting Programmes - Something to prove

High-quality parenting programmes can support vulnerable people and their ability to parent. Charlotte Goddard profiles one such programme and the challenges facing...