In this chapter, Sonia and Jamel will be discussing:

The central importance of interactions, connections and forming positive relationships

Belonging, trust, and feeling safe and secure

Representation and inclusion

Supporting children with SEMH and the value of the practitioner–child relationship

How to encourage children to have positive relationships with each other

How to create a setting that represents the wider community

Building bonds and an understanding that the class is a community, whether neurodiverse or neurotypical