Personal, social and emotional development

Personal, social and emotional development is one of the seven areas of the early years foundation stage and is used to encourage a child's self-confidence and self-awareness, how to manage their feelings and behaviour and form positive relationships. Children do this in range of ways including, trying new activities, saying when they do or don't need help, how show their feelings, learn that some behaviour is unacceptable and its consequences, how to play co-operatively and form positive relationships with adults and children.

Below you will find a range of practical articles and expert features that cover personal, social and emotional development to help you develop these skills and overcome challenges you might encounter. For more information on the EYFS you can download latest version of the statutory framework here.

Latest Practical

Developing the ability to sound the right note

  • Hilary White

In this new three-part series Hilary White kicks off by exploring the meaning of the term self-regulation in the context of modern pedagogy and research, and how reflective practice is needed to support it.

PSED: supporting children

  • Penny Webb

Continuing our exploration of the prime and specific areas of learning, this month we focus on personal, social, emotional development and how we can support these in our settings.

The autistic spectrum

  • Rebecca Martland

It is a term that we hear regularly these days, but do we know what it really means, what range of behaviours it covers, and what we should look out for in the children in our care?

Support autistic children

  • Rebecca Martland

It is a term that we hear regularly, but do we know what it really means, what range of behaviours it covers, and what we should look out for in children? Part two of our series.

Developing the ability to sound the right note

  • Hilary White

In this new three-part series Hilary White kicks off by exploring the meaning of the term self-regulation in the context of modern pedagogy and research, and how reflective practice is needed to support it.

Latest Features

Developing the ability to sound the right note

  • Hilary White

In this new three-part series Hilary White kicks off by exploring the meaning of the term self-regulation in the context of modern pedagogy and research, and how reflective practice is needed to support it.

PSED: supporting children

  • Penny Webb

Continuing our exploration of the prime and specific areas of learning, this month we focus on personal, social, emotional development and how we can support these in our settings.

The autistic spectrum

  • Rebecca Martland

It is a term that we hear regularly these days, but do we know what it really means, what range of behaviours it covers, and what we should look out for in the children in our care?

Support autistic children

  • Rebecca Martland

It is a term that we hear regularly, but do we know what it really means, what range of behaviours it covers, and what we should look out for in children? Part two of our series.

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