Sharing our curriculum with parents/carers…




  • Talk to your child about how they are feeling. Name the emotions e.g. are they happy or sad?
  • Use books, TV programmes and real life experiences to discuss feelings and what could make people feel better?
  • Look in the mirror together and make faces to show different emotions e.g. happy, sad, angry…
  • Play games that help your child to take turns e.g. take turns to put washing in the washing machine and use the words “Your turn, my turn.”
  • Look after yourself and give yourself time for things you enjoy so that you feel relaxed and happy when you spend time with your child.
  • Make sure your child eats healthy food and sleeps well so that they are calmer and happier.


What is Personal, Social and Emotional Development?

Personal, Social And Emotional Development is one of the areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. It helps your child to…

  • Make friends and get on with others
  • Feel secure and valued
  • Explore and learn confidently
  • Feel good about themselves
  • Manage their feelings and behaviour


How do we help in nursery ?

  • We have a programme of stories, games and activities that will help your child called ‘Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning’. Look at our display board in the entrance which shows you each term how children are learning about this.
  • We encourage children to be independent and make choices
  • We expect children to be kind to each other and look after our environment
  • We support children to try new things, share and take turns
  • We give children lots of praise when they do any of these things listed – this builds their self-esteem and encourages them to behave in a positive way

What can you do to help?

You know better than anyone how important the first few years of your child’s life are. If you help your child feel good about themselves and others they’ll find it easier to get on with, respect and relate to others and learn how to manage their feelings. Through watching how you behave, they’ll start to understand the appropriate way to behave, have confidence in their own abilities and show increasing levels of independence. It’s also worth remembering that your child’s personal, social and emotional development is key to them being happy and successful later on in life.

So, be proud of your child, celebrate achievements and give support to persevere and try again if they need to… Stick their pictures on your fridge and praise them when they do well or help.

Please ask your child’s Key Person for more information.