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Caroline Wright on Bright Horizons’ Wellbeing Curriculum

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Caroline Wright on Bright Horizons’ Wellbeing Curriculum

Introduction

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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Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie

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