The importance of holistic development in early years
About The Guide
When early years practitioners take a ‘holistic’ approach to the development of the children in their care, what they are doing is looking at the ‘bigger picture’ – reaching further than purely the academic achievements of the children – and the ‘tick box exercise’ that sometimes goes with that. What is happening in fact, is something very natural – and essential – within a child’s development. In this guide, we explain the individual elements of holistic development and how they relate to the growth of the children in every day early years education.