The ORIM blog
Providing opportunities, showing recognition, sharing interactions and being positive models for the youngest children
Professor of Education, School of Education, the University of Sheffield
The views expressed here are personal
We know that young children benefit from the focussed attention of their close adults – parents, other family members and their early years educators – in home and group settings.
There is presently a proposal to reduce the time early childhood educators could spend with two-year-olds in their setting by allowing more children to be the responsibility of each adult working with them. Such a move would rob these young children of the quality adult time they need, and must be resisted. The very children who were born under COVID lockdown restrictions and who need sensitive transitions, need more – not less – adult time.
© Cathy Nutbrown 2022