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A Unique Child

Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Child Development

  • Child Development

  • A Skilful Communicator

  • A Competent Learner

Inclusive Practice

  • Equality and diversity

  • Children’s entitlements

  • Early support

Keeping Safe

  • Being safe and protected

  • Discovering boundaries

  • Making Choices

Health and Well-being

  • Growing and developing

  • Physical well-being

  • Emotional well-being

Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of lowing and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.

Respecting Each Other

  • Understanding feelings

  • Friendships

  • Professional relationships

Parents as Partners

  • Respecting diversity

  • Communication

  • Learning together

Supporting Learning

  • Positive interactions

  • Listening to children

  • Effective teaching

Key Person

  • Secure attachments

  • Shared care

  • Independence

Enabling Relationships

The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.

Observation, Assessment and Planning

  • Starting with the child

  • Planning

  • Assessment

Supporting Every Child

  • Children’s needs

  • The learning journey

  • Working together

The Learning Environment

  • The emotional environment

  • The outdoor environment

  • The indoor environment

The Wider Context

  • Transitions and continuity

  • Multi-agency working

  • The community

Learning & Development

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.

Play and Exploration

  • Learning through experience

  • Adult involvement

  • Contexts for learning

Active Learning

  • Mental and physical involvement

  • Decision making

  • Personalised Learning

Creativity and Critical Thinking

  • Making connections

  • Transforming understanding

  • Sustained shared thinking

Areas of Learning and Development

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication, Language and Literacy

  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World

  • Physical Development

  • Creative Development

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