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Each child’s needs should be at the centre of how we think about and plan for their unique development. Children have their own ideas and plans, and their brains and bodies are good at seeking out the kinds of activities, environments and encounters that they need to help them develop.

Much of what children learn in the first few years, they often discover naturally for themselves, in their own way and in their own time. For this development to be successful, babies in particular, need to know their caregiver is nearby and that the support they provide is unconditional, continuous, reliable and predictable (O’Connor, 2018). Everything we do in ELC and early primary should be about helping the child to grow emotionally, socially, physically and cognitively.(Realising the Ambition Being Me 202)