Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

The seven areas of learning – Personal, social and emotional development:

Personal, social and emotional development is one of the three prime areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This area supports children in developing a strong, positive sense of themselves, and of others. PSED supports children in learning how to get on with others and make friends, understand and talk about feelings as well as how to effectively manage them.

The key areas are: Making relationships, Self - confidence and self-awareness and Managing feelings and behaviour.

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Early Learning Goal

  • Making relationships – Children play cooperatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about to how to organise their activities. They show sensitivity to others needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
  • Self Confidence and Self-awareness – Children are confident to try new activities., and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.
  • Managing feelings and behaviour – Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (EYFS) | 22 Street Lane Nursery
    "A child’s early PSED has a huge impact on their later well-being, learning achievement and economic success." ~ 22 Street Lane Nursery