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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Positive Relationships: Working With Parents - Day by day

Parents and Children Together (PACT), a new parent-delivered teaching programme, has led to gains in children’s early language and reading skills. Kelly Burgoyne, Rachel Gardner, Helen Whiteley and Charles...

Working With Parents

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Positive Relationships: Working With Parents - Day by day

Parents and Children Together (PACT), a new parent-delivered teaching programme, has led to gains in children’s early language and reading skills. Kelly Burgoyne,...

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A Unique Child: Health & Nutrition - On the MEND

Community intervention programme MEND is helping families to be more positive about healthy eating and exercise. Caroline Vollans sees the programme in action in...

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30 Hours: Management - A tangled web

What do childcare providers need to know when it comes to helping parents with the 30-hours computer application system? Hannah Crown tries to plug the gaps

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Home Learning: A parent’s guide to… early science

Tips for encouraging children’s inquisitiveness, by Penny Tassoni


Behaviour

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Positive Relationships: Nurture - A fresh start

Children struggling in Reception and Year 1 with behavioural and emotional problems are being helped to become more confident learners at a specialist centre in...

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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