Circle time is a simple yet effective strategy proven to be one of the most effective ways of promoting positive behaviour and respectful relationships in early years environments. This highly practical book will explain how to put the principles for early years education into practice through well-structured and purposeful circle time based lesson plans. Jenny Mosley, the UK's leading expert on circle time, provides accessible guidance on: * incorporating the curriculum for personal, social and emotional development * enabling children to understand universal moral skills * developing young children's emotional intelligence * helping them to practise problem-solving skills. Each chapter in this book explains circle time in a 'why? what? how?' format, and includes tick-sheets, bullet-pointed pages and plenty of examples of how the rationale works in practice. Developed to closely mirror one of the major modules in the GNVQ in Childcare (levels 1 and 2), this an invaluable yet extremely fun tool for teaching young children about their feelings and their relationships. Perfect for early years teaching and support staff, parents and governors.