Using care routines to nourish their wellbeing

Written by: MA Education
Friday, October 2, 2015

In the second part of her guide to the key person role, Sue Chambers outlines the key tenets of attachment theory and links this to best practice in the role. A sensitive approach to routines and settling in are vital.

Using care routines to nourish their wellbeing
Using care routines to nourish their wellbeing

The 2006 Childcare Act places a duty on local authorities and settings ‘to improve the wellbeing of all young children…’ There is no one fixed definition of ‘wellbeing’ of young children but there is a general agreement that it encompasses their physical, emotional, social and cognitive development, in all of which the key person plays a crucial part.

Being emotionally attached to warm responsive adults helps children to feel secure and that feeling of safety will give them the confidence to try new things, express their feelings and feel good about themselves.

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