Early years childhood development

Healthy development in child’s early years provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health.

A caring environment for the development of preschool children

This page is dedicated to providing information, advice and guidance for Parents and Carers. Chatterbox has access to a wide range of articles, leaflets and web sites that offer useful information and advice for Parents and Carers of Pre-School children.

Parents who regularly involve their children in home learning activities that ‘stretch a child’s mind’ can enhance their children’s learning and development.

Practitioners and Parents close relationship

Close working between early years practitioners and parents is vital for the identification of children’s learning needs and to ensure a quick response to any area of particular difficulty. 

Parents and families are central to a child’s well being and practitioners support this important relationship by sharing information and offering support for extending learning in the home.