PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
To help each child in our care to develop their Personal, Social and Emotional skills, we will support them:
By doing this we will help the children to develop: Secure attachments, authentic relationships and connection to give children the confidence to explore, experiment and investigate the environments that we create for them. But it is also those trusting relationships that provide:
It is also through relationships that children learn how to interact with others, how to be a good friend, to understand behavioural expectations and why they are important, to keep themselves safe, to be kind and to start to think about the feelings and needs of others. These are essential life skills that children need to navigate life.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
To help each child in our care to develop their Communication and Language skills, we will support them:
We need to support and nurture the development of receptive and expressive language in order to help children to communicate and to interact/build relationships with the people in their world. It is through everyday opportunities to use language and sensitive interactions from adults that children will be supported to express their needs, views and feelings, to make connections, to develop a good breadth of vocabulary and to build on what they know to better understand the world in which they live.
To help each child in our care to develop their Physical skills, we will support them:
Physical development includes growth and each child’s ability to coordinate the use of large and small muscles to perform specific movements. The body develops rapidly within the first 5 years of life, so it is important that our environments and opportunities encourage children to continue to develop and refine their gross and fine motor control. This will enable children: