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Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Prime)

Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.


Examples within the Foundation Stage setting include:

Circle times to discuss experiences and feelings

Opportunities to share and praise learning (sharing circle)

Group work


Early Learning Goals

Self-confidence & self-awareness
Managing feelings & behaviour
Making relationships