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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Non-Verbal Communication - On message?

How adults communicate non-verbally with children aged three to five has a profound effect on self-esteem and self-belief, explains Charlotte Goddard

Working With Parents

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Parent’s Guide - Brushing teeth

What is the correct technique for brushing, how much fluoride should the toothpaste contain - and other questions, answered by Annette Rawstrone

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Non-Verbal Communication - Eye to eye

Understanding non-verbal communication will help practitioners get on with parents, finds Charlotte Goddard

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Parent’s Guide - Getting dressed

What to expect from your child’s dressing skills and how to encourage them, with some book suggestions on the topic. By Annette Rawstrone

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Working with Parents: Single Handed

How can early years settings support single fathers and make them feel included without being patronising? Charlotte Goddard investigates


Behaviour

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Emotional Development - Time to Reflect

Reflect is an innovative approach to supporting children’s emotional development and resilience through working with pre-school practitioners. Zoe Stephens and Gill...

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From our archives: on the letters page

Correspondence from early editions of Nursery World shines a light on the evolution of attitudes about childcare in society.

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Music - Sound control

The creator of The Greenfield Method tells Hannah Crown how it is teaching children self-regulation and other life skills through the production of sound

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Training Talk - Autism

How an autism course helped Stacey Smith improve a girl’s behaviour. By Gabriella Jozwiak