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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In the Community - At the museum

Museum visits with parents as ‘co-researchers’ brought about meaningful connections with two-year-olds, explain Dr Christina MacRae and members of the Martenscroft Nursery School and Children’s Centre...

Working With Parents

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Nursery Management: Parent’s Guide - Childcare funding

Everything you need to know… but were afraid to ask.

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Inclusion: Birth to threes - We belong

How research among parents in East London led to a new way of providing SEND services. By Annette Rawstrone

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Parent’s Guide: Going to the supermarket

From planning the outing to turning it into an educational and fun experience while you’re there, Annette Rawstrone gives some tips on grocery shopping with children...

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Parent’s Guide - Going to the dentist

Some tips for parents on taking their child for their first dental appointment, and the wider developmental benefits of doing so. By Annette Rawstrone


Behaviour

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EYFS best practice: All about… Rough and tumble

Why does rough and tumble play benefit children and how can practitioners enable it in a positive and safe way? Meredith Jones Russell reports

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Behaviour: Distress - Comfort zone

Understanding and responding to young children’s distress is vital to their future mental health, explains Debbie Brace

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Child Behaviour: Time to talk?

Supporting the learning of introverted children means first getting to know them and being sensitive to their needs, explains Nicola Stobbs

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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...