Positive Relationships is a key theme within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The principle is that ´children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person’. Building up positive relationships with children and parents are crucial to ensure the child feels safe and secure and ready to learn and that the parents feel assured that their child is safe, well cared for and receiving a high quality early education, which will have an impact on their later development.
This factsheet will specifically focus on parents as partners. It will support you in reflecting on how you currently work with parents and give ideas and suggestions of ways to develop your practice further.