A Unique Child

Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

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  • Understand and observe each child’s development and learning
  • Assess progress
  • Plan for next steps support babies and children to develop a positive sense of their own identity and culture identify any need for additional support
  • Keep children safe
  • Value and respect all children and families equally.


1.1 Child Development

Babies and children develop in individual ways and at varying rates.
Every area of development - physical, cognitive, linguistic, spiritual, social and emotional - is equally important.

1.2 Inclusive Practice

The diversity of individuals and communities is valued and respected.
No child or family is discriminated against.

1.3 Keeping Safe

Young children are vulnerable.
They develop resilience when their physical and psychological well-being is protected by adults.

1.4 Health and Well-being

Children´s health is an integral part of their emotional, mental, social, environmental and spiritual well-being and is supported by attention to these aspects.