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… teaching assistants

New research shows that when used in the best way, teaching assistants can have a positive impact on children’s learning and their transition to school, as Marion Dowling explains

Working With Parents

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Home Learning: A parent’s guide to… physical play

How to encourage your children to partake in beneficial and enjoyable physical activities. By Penny Tassoni

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Positive Relationships: Working with Parents - Good to talk

A project run by a nursery in the West Midlands with the University of Worcester is helping parents to support their children’s language development, explain Alison...

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Positive Relationships: Parenting Programmes - Taking the strain

Fortunately for those parents struggling to cope with their child’s behaviour, there are programmes to help, reports Annette Rawstrone

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Home Learning: A parent’s guide to… cooking

Far from being something to avoid for busy parents, cooking with children is a great way to spend time together, explains Penny Tassoni


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...