Wellbeing is defined as the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy, and can be divided into three subcategories:

  • Emotional wellbeing – this includes being happy and confident and not anxious or depressed.
  • Psychological wellbeing – this includes the ability to be autonomous, problem-solve, manage emotions, experience empathy, be resilient and attentive.
  • Social wellbeing – has good relationships with others and does not have behavioural problems, that is, they are not disruptive or violent.

Our aim is to create a place where everyone has the time and the opportunities to acquire and develop the knowledge and understanding, the skills, the strategies, capabilities and attributes, which they need for mental, emotional, social, and physical well-being now and for the future.

It is important that we strive to be a mentally wealthy nursery, where our staff and our children have the tools and the resilience to deal with everyday life and flourish emotionally. Wellbeing is a fundamental element of our nursery and we incorporate opportunities to use and apply well-being strategies with children and adults to promote a healthy mind.