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.


Working Mum - Pay as you go?

Quality of care is the most important consideration for nurseries, but management blunders put parents...

Working With Parents


Positive Relationships: Working with Parents - Cafe society

Norfolk's Story Cafe programme is proving a hugely effective way of engaging parents in their children's learning. Programme developers Julie Westrop and Mandy Lowe...


Positive Relationships: Working with Parents - We're listening

A project in Cornwall has been aiming to improve the care of children by building stronger relationships between practitioners and parents. Tracey Griffiths reports...


Positive Relationships: Working With Parents - A full picture

It is vital for settings to build positive relationships with parents in order for them to feel included in their children's growth and development, as a new resource...


Positive Relationships: Working with parents - Let's meet

A project from Bookstart is offering children's centre staff a way to work more closely with disadvantaged families. Ruth Thomson explains.



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...


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...


Positive Relationships: Behaviour - Easy does it

Some two-year-olds may have difficulty settling in, but taking steps to review your process and working more closely with parents can help to smooth the transition....


Positive Relationships: Behaviour - No messing?

Not all children like to take part in messy activities, but this type of exercise has value. Kay Mathieson explains why it is important and how participation can...