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Creating security and teaching young children guidelines for safety regarding their bodies and touch can be a sensitive subject for early years practioners. With a very important new currriculum plan, My Body Belongs to Me, we help you give children the tools they need to create correct boundaries around touch, avoiding the bad kind of "secret keeping" and some guidelines to help them understand what is and is not OK regarding touch and their bodies.

All curriculum plans are marked with Learning Areas, Aistear themes and Montessori Areas to help you organise and demonstrate compliance with Aistear and Solta frameworks.


My Body Belongs to Me

Naming My Body Parts

Teaching Touching Safety Rules

The Underwear Rule Council of Europe

Rules for Safe Touching

Understanding How My Body Moves

Keeping Secrets

Keeping Children Safe - The Role of Early Years Practitioners and Teachers

About Me Building Confidence in Children

Aistear Observations

Download and print out these observation sheets to make individual observations. The Aistear framework specifies that your curriculum should always be responsive to the children's interests. Use our curriculum plans as a starting point and then be led by the children to plan future curriculum and discussions. Sample observation sheet »

By using observation sheets, you have well-documented evidence that you are working within the Aistear guidelines.

Aistear Observation Sheet

Aistear/Montessori Observation Sheet

Weekly Observations (Simple)

Weekly Observations (Detailed)