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 parents’ guide to… early reading

Sharing stories is the key to learning to read, says Cassie Surrey

Working With Parents

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Home Learning - A parents’ guide to… early reading

Sharing stories is the key to learning to read, says Cassie Surrey

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Grandparents - A grey area for managers?

Should nurseries devise guidelines for grandparents? Richard O’Neill, who has been doing the nursery run for his grandson since last September, argues the case

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Positive Relationships: Parents - Gently does it

‘Tiger Mums’ may be too pushy, but the intention for a child to do well is a good one, says Caroline Vollans

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Working Mum - Boring!

What’s the point in practitioners and parents producing a child’s ‘creative’ project on their behalf, wonders Working Mum


Behaviour

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - That’s the limit?

Boundaries, drawing the line, saying ‘no’ – it’s time to disentangle the terms, explains Caroline Vollans

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Home Learning - A parent's guide to…biting

Why do some children bite and what is the best way to deal with it? Penny Tassoni provides some helpful advice

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - How I feel

Behaviour is an area of early years learning as important as any other. Annette Rawstrone finds out how some settings approach it

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - By numbers

The sector is struggling to develop staff teams that meet the needs of two-year-olds, though some are making great strides. Annette Rawstrone talks to one nursery...