Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Aspect Activities to support Adult role
Emotions & understanding feelings
  • Golden rules
  • Routines
  • Visual timetable
  • Comfort objects from home
  • Persona dolls
  • Cosy areas
  • Stories
  • Books to support emotions
  • Discussion about emotions and feelings in group times
  • Staff well-being surveys
  • Staff supervision
  • CPD
  • Supporting children’s feeling – I can see you are sad………..
  • Stories on different feeling / emotions
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Sense of Self
  • Family board
  • Photos on pegs / drawers
  • Self registration
  • Choices
  • Positive images
  • Range of stories & reference books
  • Mirrors
  • Helper of the day
  • Learning to feed themselves
  • Dishing up own lunch / scraping plates
  • Dressing up
  • Role play
  • Encouraging independence 
  • Supporting personal hygiene
  • Home interest sheets
  • Supporting home interest at nursery
  • Role play to support personal experiences
  • Transitions
  • Supporting children to make choices
Relationships with others
  • Group times
  • Partner work
  • Settle sessions
  • Key person
  • Visitors 
  • Pets
  • Soft toys and cosy areas
  • Books to support different areas of family life, feelings, difference & diversity
  • Nursery pets
  • Cozy areas with soft toys
  • Supporting transition in the nursery and to school
  • Good links with local schools
  • Picture books and uniform from local school
  • Settle sessions
  • Supporting children with conflict
  • Staff are good role models in their interactions with each other