Developing a loving pedagogy- A toolkit

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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
Tamsin Grimmer
Early Years Consultant, Lecturer, and Author

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Tamsin Grimmer
Tamsin Grimmer has a wealth of experience within early childhood and is the Early Years director of Linden Learning, an associate of Early Education and teaches at both Norland College and Bath Spa University in England. She is passionate about young children’s learning and believes that all children deserve educators who are inspiring, dynamic, reflective, and loving. Tamsin has written several books aimed at educators and is a true advocate for adopting a loving pedagogy.
Developing a Loving Pedagogy- A Toolkit
Love is at the heart of everything we do in the Early Years. But what does it truly mean? Does it mean prioritizing children's needs, ensuring their safety, or expressing affection? Learn from Tamsin as she dives into the concept of loving pedagogy and what it constitutes. Learn about speaking different love languages and consider what this might look like in your context.