Attachment-led early years practice - what does it really look like?
A seminar with Dr Suzanne Zeedyk
In our society, caring for children usually includes a large component of professional input. We use the language of ‘services’ to describe that input. Yet the science tells us that children aren’t looking for services. They want relationships. Human beings are physiologically driven to seek out emotional connection with others, and especially with the adults who are significant in their lives - be this at home, with friends or within childcare settings.
This workshop will:
• Reflect on these observations
• Review the key scientific insights that help us to understand the human drive for relationships
• Compare this to the ways in which professional services are currently conceived, designed and delivered.
This will then provide the opportunity for attendees to work with each other and Dr Zeedyk to identify mismatches between children’s services and children’s needs - and to explore how that gap might be closed.