The Professional Love in Early Years Settings (PLEYS) research project was set up to examine how those who work in early years settings can safely express the affectionate and caring behaviours which their role demands of them. The outcome was a set of
Professional Development Materials which comprise the Attachment Toolkit. If you want to find out more about the origins of Professional Love then click on the concept buttons below !

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The PLEYS project was funded by the University of Sheffield Innovation, Impact and Knowledge Exchange (IIKE) in collaboration with Fennies Nurseries.


Photos and Video material courtesy of children, families and practitioners of Fennies Nurseries and also Sue-Anne Bonnici and Natalie Swaine Nwoko.

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