Supporting children's emotional wellbeing

Personal, social and emotional development is one of the prime areas of learning and development. It is one of the essential foundations for children's later success in life.  

What's the aim of the course?

Babies are competent learners from birth and rely on adults to provide sensitive interactions. It's these interactions that help children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others. This course explores the importance of positive relationships, secure attachments and the factors that can affect children’s personal, social and emotional development.

Who's the course for?

All childcare professionals in England and Wales. Free to childminder, childminder assistant and nanny members of PACEY.

Why should I do the course?

The role of the key person is examined, and you will reflect on your current practice. Even if you're used to supporting children who enter your setting, it is always helpful to pause for a minute and imagine "standing in the shoes" of the child that is coming to join you. How might they be feeling?

Developing children’s self confidence and self awareness allows them to confidently explore, try new ideas and make decisions. The next part of the course looks at ways to ensure you offer children the opportunity to make meaningful choices. 

Lastly the course explores the value of child initiated play and the role you play in extending and offering the opportunity for new ideas and concepts.

How to access your training*

Log in to MyPACEY to be transferred into our online training platform. You can then start the free training courses and do them on any internet-enabled device. Further courses are available to buy, depending on your membership type.

*If your membership type doesn't entitle you to this free course, you can buy it at just £14.99. 

If you're not yet a member of PACEY, you can either join now, or you can buy this course separately, for £19.99 by calling 0300 003 0005.

Here's what our members thought   

"Very easy to access and to use. Really helpful to have this resource available, especially as a new childminder."

"Concise and visually interesting. I found learning about the acts useful."

"Was very interesting - I've picked up some tips for helping children with the transition into infant school."