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: Childcare Pioneers - Wise words

Child psychoanalyst Susan Isaacs had another, lesser-known role: as an agony aunt. Caroline Vollans makes the case for considering her advice in the context of modern practice

Working With Parents

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Sexual abuse - The grooming of young children

With children at risk of sexual abuse from a very young age, it is vital that practitioners are aware of the signs. Elaine Hook offers some guidance.

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Positive Relationships: Childcare Pioneers - Wise words

Child psychoanalyst Susan Isaacs had another, lesser-known role: as an agony aunt. Caroline Vollans makes the case for considering her advice in the context of...

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Nursery Chains: International - Foreign exchange

In a globalised world, building overseas relationships has never been easier. Catherine Gaunt talks to three nursery groups about how it's done.

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Positive Relationships: Mealtimes - Chew it over

Mealtimes can present a number of challenges for both practitioners and parents. Penny Tassoni looks at the key issues and suggests some ways of addressing them....


Behaviour

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - A meeting of minds

In the second of her series on child behaviour and its links to the new SEND code of practice, Kay Mathieson looks at working with parents.

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - Time to reflect

Behaviour is not an 'area of need', rather an indicator of other areas of need, says Kay Mathieson in the first of a three-part series on child behaviour in light...

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - A fighting chance

Sibling rivalry is natural and unavoidable, but the ways in which parents respond to arguments can make a real difference to children's learning. Kay Mathieson...

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - Colour coded?

Gender stereotyping in clothes and toys is the subject of much debate, but it is vital to recognise why children use 'girly/boyish' signals and to give positive...