Research shows that parents and carers are the most significant influence on their child’s development and that the quality of the home learning environment has a stronger effect on children’s intellectual and social outcomes than any other factor. It is therefore essential that early years providers form strong relationships with parents and support families in their understanding of their children’s learning needs.

Positive relationships

Working in partnership with parents is central to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the framework highlights that children benefit from strong relationships between practitioners and parents and carers.

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