Our children are amazing. Look at what they have to learn in their very first years – walking, talking, making sense of their senses and of everything around them. Wow! And we need our children to be awesome, because we are handing the future over to them. How will they cope? In the same way we did, but perhaps the challenges have never been greater. One thing is for sure, school has a big part to play.
“Great early years settings are skilfully constructed to provide the emotional security and encouragement to try and to make mistakes. We underestimate sometimes how important the ‘soft skills and environments’ are in not only stimulating learning but also in shaping attitudes for life.”