Developing independence and responsibility in EY1

As part of their current Unit of Inquiry and to support children in developing a sense of independence and responsibility in Early Years 1, the children have begun to have responsibilities in and around the classroom.
They have been reading stories and talking about the importance of each class member taking care of the classroom as well as having roles as members of the class, working together focusing on,

  • Roles within groups we belong to
  • Interacting with others
  • My responsibilities and consequences for my actions


By having small ‘jobs’ to do for the class each day, children are being encouraged to be independent and responsible. How do we foster this at home?
How are you encouraging your children to be independent?
Do members of your family have different roles and responsibilities?
How does your child help others in the family?
Great job EY1!

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