Personal, Social & Emotional Development

“Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they've learned”

-Dorothy Nolte

Children’s personal, social, and emotional development (PSED) is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives and is fundamental to their cognitive development. Underpinning their personal development are the important attachments that shape their social world.

At Horsted Keynes Preschool we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Personal Social and Emotional Development is about the following at Horsted Keynes preschool:

  • Having confidence, self-respect, and positive self esteem

  • Promoting and developing independence

  • Developing collaborative skills

  • Developing the ability to concentrate

  • Fostering perseverance

  • Developing an understanding of right and wrong

  • Respecting and valuing others

  • Managing personal needs independently

  • Helping children settle well into preschool

  • Forming effective social relationships with other children and adults and to learn who they are and how they fit in

  • Understanding cultures and beliefs and those of others

  • Resolving conflict peaceably through negotiation

  • Expressing our feelings

  • Making decisions

  • Look after our bodies, including healthy eating and emotional wellbeing

If you have any questions, please contact Clare Humphreys, our manager. Please refer to our Personal, Emotional and Social development policy for more details.