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Prime area of learning and development - Personal Social and Emotional Development - the prime areas are the most important for children and help prepare them for school. The prime areas must be the focus for all babies and young children and, if a child is not developing well in the prime areas, strategies must be put in place to support them.

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Making relationships

This is about children’s social development and how they interact with adults and other children and make friends.

Resources to support children making relationships include -

Self confidence and self awareness

This is about to children’s personal development and how they develop an understanding of themselves as an individual.

Resources to support children with their self confidence and self awareness include -

Managing feelings and behaviour

This is about children’s emotional development and their growing understanding of feelings, emotions and empathy. It includes, for example, learning to behave appropriately in different environments, using behaviour goals to support children’s understanding, learning to wait rather than expecting instant gratification etc.

Resources to support children managing feelings and behaviour include -

Other Resources

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‘Me, myself and I’

Puppets - a free online resource to plan educational days out. It is quick and easy to use. You search to your exact criteria including: age of children, type of visit, geographical area, etc and then the results suitable for you come up and each venue gives lots of useful information about how they can help you to make your visit fun and educational, plus lots of the venues offer really great discounts to educational groups, including child minders.

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