In the world of early childhood education, loving pedagogy has become a topic of discussion among practitioners. And Tamsin Grimmer, an Early Years consultant, is leading the way in advocating for a pedagogy rooted in love. She explores the connection between attachment building and relationships with others, highlighting the different ways love can be demonstrated. She feels that especially in these post-covid times, children need this more than ever.
But what does ‘love’ mean for educators? How does this look in practice? And why is it essential?
In her toolkit, Tamsin unpacks loving pedagogy for us. She looks at it as prioritising children’s needs, interests, and capabilities by planning effective environments and engagements. She stresses on building strong relationships and a commitment to putting children first, and creating a sense of belonging.
Use this resource to:
- Gain insights into the importance of loving pedagogy
- Find 12 ways to embed a loving pedagogy in your setting
- Discover expert-recommended books for educators and read-alouds for children