Though children's wellbeing is high on the agenda for policy makers, the welfare of the professionals looking after them is often taken for granted. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton recognises that in order to enhance children's emotional wellbeing, it's vital that early years professionals are stress-free and emotionally well themselves. This is the first guide of its kind, offering succinct and practical guidance, tips and ideas for those working with young children on how to comfortably manage the pressures of their job, improve their work/life balance, and support the wellbeing of their colleagues. Easy to dip in and out of, this guide is an essential item for any early years staff room.
Sonia Mainstone-Cotton is a freelance trainer, consultant, nurture worker, and author of Promoting Young Children's Emotional Health and Wellbeing. She has worked with young children for over 25 years.
Introduction. 1. Physical Wellbeing. 2. Emotional Wellbeing. 3. Mental wellbeing. 4. Spiritual wellbeing. 5. How we support colleagues. 6. Managers. Conclusion