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Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This Area of Learning is of the utmost importance for young children in all aspects of their lives. It is about children’s emotional well-being, understanding of who they are, and respect for others and their environment. It is also about forming and sustaining relationships, beginning to understand emotions, learning how to self-regulate, and developing positive dispositions to learn. Good personal, social and emotional development gives children the best opportunity for success in other Areas of Learning.

Children will be learning to:

  • become independent in personal hygiene and Nursery routines
  • cope with Nursery rules and routines
  • enjoy the company of other children
  • play co-operatively and share resources
  • express his / her own feelings and emotions
  • persevere with a task