Supporting Children with Separation at School
As it becomes more culturally normal for children to spend more hours away from their parents at a younger age there grows a larger need to support these children through the fear of separation. How do we nurture our attachment while also meeting the sometimes essential need to separate? And how do we support children in working through their fears, especially within the context of a nursery or school setting where there may be conflicts of agreement over how best to support each uniquely individually child?
Why we love our childminder
If you are looking for a childcare provider the first option that comes to mind may be nursery. But many people are now opting for childminders, and with good reason too. The Families, Children and Child Care study (FCCC) says that childminders are the next best thing to being at home with mother. It’s the option my partner and I wanted for our little one, but when you’re handing over the care of your child to a complete stranger, it’s a rather daunting search.