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Galliagh Nursery School, Galliagh, Derry

PSE Development


This Area of Learning is of the utmost importance for young children in all aspects of their lives. It is about children’s emotional well-being, understanding of who they are, and respect for others and their environment. It is also about forming and sustaining relationships, beginning to understand emotions, learning how to self-regulate, and developing positive dispositions to learn. Good personal, social and emotional development gives children the best opportunity for success in other Areas of Learning.

Children will be learning to:

  • follow simple routines such as participating in tidying up and snack time
  • become independent in self-help and personal hygiene routines
  • enjoy the company of other children
  • make choices and organise their own play
  • play co-operatively and share resources
  • express his / her own feelings and emotions
  • become aware of the needs and feelings of others
  • persevere with a task