Nursery & ELC Packages

Establishing the foundations of Emotional Literacy & Wellbeing in Early Years Settings

In today’s complex world, fostering emotional wellbeing in young children is more important than ever. At Emotion Works we firmly believe that developing emotional language and communication is fundamental for healthy emotional development and we love partnering with Early Learning Settings & Practitioners who feel the same way.

WHY CHOOSE Emotion Works?

While Emotion Works doesn’t have a magic wand to fix all of the challenges currently facing the Early Learning & Childcare sector, we do have something rather magical and unique to help foster a positive emotional environment for Early Years staff and pupils.

Our longstanding Programme for Social & Emotional Learning is reliably informed by wellbeing & resilience research and has been developed and improved through collaborative practice for the past 15 years with the goal of achieving the best possible outcomes in learning and wellbeing for all children & young people.

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Web Platform for Practitioners


Your lead practitioners will be set up to access our comprehensive Early Learning Launchpad, which is a dedicated environment for the Emotion Works Foundations program. Access is also provided to a wide range of additional Early Years digital resources and practice ideas in the Emotion Works Library, plus all specialist resources and guidance for pupils with Additional Support Needs.

  • Preparation pages to help get organised with Training and Teaching resources to deliver the ‘Emotion Works Foundations’ Programme
  • An Introductory Module providing baseline assessment & starter activities, plus practice articles for longer term planning
  • 5 further Teaching Modules with resources and guidance for developing children’s vocabulary and language skills relating to 5 important aspects of emotional development
  • Access to online recordings of our Early Learning Training for all Staff 

Hard Copy Resources


While all staff in your setting can access our Training sessions and Practice Support Service, we’ll also make sure that any staff involved in co-ordinating and planning for Emotion Works in your setting are supplied with all the necessary documentation & tools required.


Each room is then supplied with a set of teaching resources for supporting learning activities across the 2-5 year age range.

The symbol resources included come in a choice of Emotion Works Character Symbols, or PCS (Boardmaker) Symbols, which can be seen in the imagery shown.

Live Training & Meetings

Join, Engage &
Learn Together

As part of your setting membership, all staff will be welcome along to our practice support meetings and will be invited to our live 3-part introductory training course for Early Years Practitioners. Delivered termly by Programme creator Claire Murray, with practice inputs from invited members of our Early Learning Community.

Lead Practitioners can also attend online Award Information meetings and in-person training at the Emotion Works classroom in Edinburgh.

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Ongoing Practice Support

We’re With You Every Step of the Way

Your membership includes an ‘aftercare’ service with ongoing contact and support, practice guides & checklists, and an online community to help you progress through your Emotion Works journey, including Emotion Works Early Learning Awards.

Early Learning Setting Award

Achieve & Excel at emotional wellbeing

Now that our popular Primary School Award programme is up and running, we are currently in the process of creating an exciting new pathway for Early Learning Settings. 

More information will be shared at our training & meetings for members.

Request a Package Quote for your setting

We know that Nursery & ELC budgets are currently stretched and Early Years Practitioners are under increasing pressure to meet a wider and more complex range of learning and wellbeing needs with decreasing resources. We’ve enabled Early Learning Practitioners & Settings to access and pay only for relevant programme and membership features. By completing this form and sharing your needs, we can tailor a package for you.

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