Understand what the key person approach is all about and embed knowledge about it’s links with attachment theory.
Concentrating on quality interactions with children and parents this section looks at practical and organisational issues in the context of your setting.
This introductory film gives a clear explanation of what self-regulation is. It explains how four basic psychological principles are the bedrock of self-regulation, allowing it to thrive.
Understand what motivates young children’s physicality and why this is so important to their holistic development and learning.
Understand the effects of change and separation and the powerful nature of feelings in young children. Find out how to assess developmental levels appropriately.
Play is a child’s most powerful tool, so how do we best support it? By observing behaviour, thinking carefully about what you’ve seen, linking it to theory and then putting that thinking to good use for the child.
An introduction to the value of play for children’s learning & development in all of the areas of the EYFS
Explore how conflicts are managed by 3 & 4 year olds and what they are learning in the process.
See the way pretence develops with 11 sequences of Pretend Play, giving you a view into children’s pretend games
Delve into the social world of the under 7s and find out how to best support effective communication skills