Personal, social and emotional development

 

Emotional Development 

We aim to help all the children become more adaptable and confident. To believe in themselves and their own abilities and to develop an ‘I can do it’ attitude. We know that high self-esteem and the creation of a good “self picture” within the children is a very important key to success. We know that the relationship we build with you and your child is an essential part of this and this is why every family is allocated a Key-person, who will work closely with you to ensure that our Curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of your child.

Social Development

This is a very important area. It includes being socially aware of the needs of others, e.g. sharing and being fair, reasoning out disagreements rather than using physical measures, co-operating with others, forming relationships with other children and adults, and helping to care for plants and animals. The beginnings of independence are fostered in the children, by encouraging them to cope with their own clothing, washing and toilet needs. This idea of doing as much as possible by themselves encourages them to be aware of the needs of others too e.g. an older or more able child helping a younger less able child. Another aspect of social development is that the children are encouraged to leave a piece of equipment, or an activity as they would wish to find it. They are also encouraged generally to help with the preparation and clearing away of activities, and everyone helps at “clearing up time”! Children tidy – adults support!