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Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PAThS)

Staff within the 3-5 room use PAThS strategies to help the children identify and express their emotions. The PAThS curriculum has been designed for nurseries and schools. PAThS develop essential skills in emotional literacy, behavioural self-control and interpersonal problem-solving skills in children. Emotional literacy is a way of recognising, understanding and choosing how we think, feel and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn, it allows us to set priorities and determines most of our daily actions.


Staff understand that all feelings are ok but not all behaviours are. This belief is embedded through all staff and in all playrooms.