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Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

This is a ’prime’ area of the EYFS: developing quickly in response to relationships and experiences. It is fundamental to support development in all other areas.
There are 3 aspects to Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing Feelings and behaviour

Whilst we acknowledge that every starting point will be different staff ensure experiences, activities and issues that arise are managed so children can work towards the following outcomes-

Making Relationships

We plan opportunities and support spontaneous activity for children to:

Develop co-operative play and learn how to take turns with others;

Be aware that other people have needs and feelings and these may be different from their own;

Form positive relationships with adults and other children.

Self-confidence and self-awareness

We plan opportunities and support

spontaneous activity for children to:

Try new activities with confidence;

Say why they prefer some activities more than others;

Be confident to speak in a familiar group;

Talk confidently about their own ideas;
Choose resources they need for their chosen activities;

Say when they do or don’t need help.

Managing Feelings and behaviour

We plan opportunities and support spontaneous activity for children to:

Talk about how they and others show feelings;

Talk about their own and other’s behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable;

Work as part of a group by understanding and following the rules;

Adjust their behaviour for different situations  and take changes of routine in their stride.