‘The first edition of this book set a milestone in writing about under threes. This second edition builds on that great achievement: its thinking about loving interactions in nurseries marks it out for its bravery and profound importance for a new generation of practice’-Peter Elfer, University of Roehampton

Planning for Positive Transitions

Planning for Positive Transitions

Planning for positive transitions

This chapter will discuss:

  • Why we need to give thought to transitions
  • Settling into an early years setting
  • The emotional complexity of everyday transitions
  • How ‘islands of intimacy’ can encourage children's sense of belonging

When thinking about transitions for children it is natural to instantly think about a big or dramatic event in a child's life. The first day at nursery, moving house or the birth of a new baby are often planned for months in advance to ease the young child's uncertainty. Some transitions are inevitable and signal the norms of progression – for instance, a child moving from the baby room to the toddler group space. For little children, transitions signify the end of something familiar, whereupon feelings of loss ...

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