Research and analysis

Heuristic play and 'islands of intimacy' in nursery care

Ofsted good practice example showing use of Elinor Goldschmied’s theories on early childhood by Everton Nursery School and Family Centre.

Documents

Everton Children's Centre - good practice example.doc

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Everton Children's Centre - good practice example.pdf

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Detail

This example shows how children’s personal, social and emotional development, communication, language and problem-solving skills are enhanced using Elinor Goldschmied’s theories on heuristic play and ‘islands of intimacy’.