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Early Years Education Foundations

  • Emotions & Feelings
  • Emily Macfarlane
  • 20 Mins
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Skill Level

Unqualified Professionals


20 Mins


1 Files

Streaming Content

4 Videos


Often when talking about emotions and feelings we can become preoccupied on focussing on big explosive outbursts or negative/harmful behaviours such as biting or hitting. However, transitional moments such as entering a setting, changing rooms or even the arrival of a new sibling can present difficult moments for young children to experience that require the emotional support and connection of an adult. In this class you'll focus on transitions and the emotional impact and strain they can place on a child within our settings.

Skills you'll learn

Lesson Content

1. Types Of Early Years Transitions


To start this class you'll explore the types of transitions children typically experience during early childhood. These transitions could be simple day to day events that occur frequently, or less frequent situations like room moves, moving house or going to big school! It's important to realise the types of experiences and transitions that can cause children to have an emotional response so that we can be aware and make sure we're providing each child with the correct level of care and emotional support.

2. Preparing For Transitions


Effective planning and preparation always makes situations smoother, especially when you are working with young children! Transitions are no different, the more prepared you are the easier it will be to support the children through a specific scenario. In this lesson Emily will demonstrate three specific scenario's and how she would best prepare to tackle these transitional moments.

3. The Importance Of Effective Routines


Having secure and effective routines in place is so important in providing children with the reassurance and consistency they need to minimise anxiety and provide them with a comforting environment. Helping children overcome transitions is all about minimising stress for young children, which is why having well thought out and robust routines is so vital within an early years environment.

4. Validating Emotions


In the final lesson Emily highlights the importance of recognising and acknowledging children's feelings and emotions during these periods of change. Validating children's emotions is a major component of co-regulation and developing self-regulatory skills that will strengthen their emotional resilience and intelligence. Our role in recognising children's needs and providing adequate care and support during these difficult moments is crucial!

Meet your teacher

Having worked in early years since the age of 16 early childhood learning means everything to me, which is why I'm so passionate about ensuring a platform dedicated to our communities learning exists. I've experienced first hand the lack of genuine and affordable learning opportunities that exist within early years and trying to provide my teams with high quality and flexible training on a non-existent budget is an impossible task. Its our mission to change this.

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After losing my love of Early Years and taking a 10 year break from the sector, I have found The Early Years network!!. It has totally opened my eyes to how much the industry has evolved and has sparked my passion to retrain. Their videos have reminded me why I loved early years so much, and I can't wait to be back in practice again.

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