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... potty training

Moving your child out of nappies can involve challenges - but there are ways to make the process easier. Penny Tassoni explains

Working With Parents

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An essential guide to... Refugee families

Immigration will be a key issue in the run up to the General Election, but how do refugees fit into the picture and what is the reality of their situation? Ruth...

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Home learning: A parent's guide to... potty training

Moving your child out of nappies can involve challenges - but there are ways to make the process easier. Penny Tassoni explains

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EYFS Best Practice: An essential guide to ... Prisoner families

Children with parents in prison have a unique set of challenges to contend with, but the right sort of help targeted at prisoner families can have a positive impact...

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Working Mum - Flights of fancy

Dressing-up and theme days too often seem like hard homework for parents with little gain for the children, says Working Mum.


Behaviour

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - All mine?

In part four of her series on the behaviour of two-year-olds, Julia Manning-Morton looks at possession and social rules.

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - 'Me' time

Developing self-awareness is about learning who you are. Julia Manning-Morton looks at how twos can be supported in this

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - All too much?

In the second instalment of her series on two-year-olds' development and behaviour, Julia Manning-Morton looks at why practitioners should be aware of the emotional...

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My best course - Getting feelings under control

A course on helping children to regulate their own behaviour has helped Alisha Blanchard create a little calm in her setting.