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Caroline Wright on Bright Horizons’ Wellbeing Curriculum

In this interview, we discuss the Wellbeing Curriculum that Caroline Wright and her colleagues have designed and developed. We start by discussing the need for a Wellbeing Curriculum, particularly children's need for unconditional love, strong attachments and friendships.
· February 5, 2021

Caroline Wright is Director of Early Childhood at the nursery chain Bright Horizons. She is particularly interested in the socio-cultural context of early childhood education and the way this influences policy and provision. Caroline works ‘hands-on’ at nursery level with children and practitioners – continuing to learn through experience, debate and engagement with children and families – as well as connecting having a strategic view at policy level.

In this interview, we discuss the Wellbeing Curriculum that Caroline Wright and her colleagues have designed and developed. We start by discussing the need for a Wellbeing Curriculum, particularly children’s need for unconditional love, strong attachments and friendships. We then go on to discuss the practical considerations of writing a curriculum that is beyond the 7 Areas of Learning set out in the EYFS.

Caroline explains the 6 pedagogical pillars of the Wellbeing Curriculum, with the acronym HEARTS: Healthy bodies, strong Emotional wellbeing and Attachments, secure Relationships, excellent Teaching and to be kept Safe.

Links: 

You can find the Bright Horizons UK main website here:  https://www.brighthorizons.co.uk/

Their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/BrightHorizonsFamiliesUK/

On Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/BHFamiliesUK

And Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/brighthorizons_uk/

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  • In this interview, we discuss the Wellbeing Curriculum that Caroline Wright and her colleagues have designed and developed. We start by discussing the need for a Wellbeing Curriculum, particularly children's need for unconditional love, strong attachments and friendships.

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