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Nathan Wallis on Social and Emotional Development in the first 1000 Days

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Nathan Wallis on Social and Emotional Development in the first 1000 Days


Nathan Wallis is a father of three and a foster parent with a professional background in child counselling, teaching and social service management.

Through his consultancy training, X-Factor Education Limited and his appearances on radio and television shows in New Zealand, he makes the latest neuroscience discoveries easy to understand and explains their practical implications for everyday practice.

In this interview, Nathan explains the critical importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life; the benefits of a key person, or named person, approach in an early childhood setting; the neuroscience behind love and deep, meaningful connections; creativity is the secret of innovation, leadership and future wellbeing – and he says something that I’m sure many of us can relate to – ‘the number of times you should interrupt a child’s play is zero’.

You can find Nathan’s website here: www.nathanwallis.com

His Facebook here: @nathanwallisxfactoreducation

Instagram here: @nathandwallis

And his YouTube channel that he’s adding to daily at the minute here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUeT25tE-IXTp55fcT41ZsQ/videos

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Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie