Belonging and the brain

Developing a sense of belonging is one of the central components of early childhood education.

A sense of belonging is knowing who you are, where you’re from, where you stand in the world, who you are related to, the land that you come from and the language that you use.

Watch neuroscience trainer Nathan Wallis explain why this sense of belonging is essential to the wellbeing of all children.

Ready Together is a resource that can be used by staff working with young children and their families. It provides great insight into early learning and brain development. Find the interactive resource online at

Published — 08 November 2019 Last updated — 08 November 2019

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What is your relationship with the child?


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Do you speak another language at home apart from English?
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