Emotional Health and  Wellbeing in the Early Years

Children's emotional wellbeing is essential for their learning and development. Children need to feel safe and valued and experience warm and loving relationships. 

Are you passionate about children’s emotional health and well-being?

Do you want to support the personal, social and emotional development of the children in your setting?

If this is you, come and be a part of our ‘the things I feel inside’ campaign. 

Wellbeing Champion Network

Each term, we meet to look at a different element of the PSED education programme within the EYFS Statutory Framework. 

You can join our team of Wellbeing Champions who have pledged:

  • To keep the key messages on the agenda
  • To create and maintain an emotional environment
  • To  promote and support parent partnerships
  • To be a role model and promote team wellbeing
  • To keep up to date by attending training and networks

To book your place on the next Wellbeing Champion Network, log onto our Online Shop


What is my behaviour trying to tell you? 

Suitable for all Early Years practitioners, this course will give you the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge to develop your understanding of children’s social and emotional needs. You will explore how we can be curious about behaviours and what might be affecting the child at that given time, how to build a supportive curriculum using the EYFS and development matters as a guide, consider current strategies and approaches to ensure they meet the needs of all children and embed behaviour conversations in your practice and develop a whole setting approach to supporting children’s behaviour. 

To book a place on this course or any of our training courses, log onto our Online Shop  

Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED) Consultation

Have you’ve identified a child whose PSED development has caused you to stop and reflect - maybe something has happened at home or in the setting? Maybe development is not progressing as you would expect? Maybe there are social and emotional or behavioural difficulties? We offer virtual consultations where you can, with parental consent, talk to mental health professionals and other practitioners involved in the emotionally healthy children and young people’s project and ask for support and advice. You will be required to complete some paperwork prior to the consultation to facilitate the discussion.

To book a PSED consultation, log onto our Online Shop  


Supporting Children's Emotional Health and Wellbeing toolkit

Supporting Children’s Emotional Health and Well-being

This document embeds the principles of the EYFS 


Personal, social and emotional development. 

and explores the Characteristics of Effective Learning in supporting children’s social and emotional development. It includes an emotional environment audit, a one page profile, several case studies, reflective pointers and a section on conflict resolution. 

'The Things I Feel Inside'...Top Tips Postcards

This pack includes 10 postcards with a top tip on each and suggestions of ways to support children’s personal wellbeing.

Useful links

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - Early Years in Mind  

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For further information please email: earlyyearsandchildcareteam@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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