Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children are provided with experiences and support to help them to develop in the following ways:


Self-confidence and self-awarenessTo develop confidence and encourage children to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. To develop confidence to speak in a familiar group, to talk about ideas and choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. To say when they do or don’t need help.
Managing feelings and behaviourTo encourage children to talk about how they and others show feelings, to talk about their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences and to know that some behaviour is unacceptable. To work as part of a group or class and understand and follow the rules. To encourage children to adjust their behaviour to different situations and take changes of routine in their stride.
Making RelationshipsTo encourage children to play cooperatively, taking turns with others. To take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. To show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings and form positive relationships with adults and other children.