Personal, Social and Emotional Development
For children, being special to someone and well cared for is vital for their physical, social and emotional health and well-being.
Being acknowledged and affirmed by important people in their lives leads to children gaining confidence and inner strength through secure attachments with these people.
Exploration within close relationships leads to the growth of self-assurance, promoting a sense of belonging which allows children to explore the world from a secure base.
Children need adults to set a good example and to give them opportunities for interaction with others so that they can develop positive ideas about themselves and others.
Children who are encouraged to feel free to express their ideas and their feelings, such as joy, sadness, frustration and fear, can develop strategies to cope with new, challenging or stressful situations.