John Bowlby's Theory Of Attachment Theory

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John Bowlby theoretical approach relates to the tittle as his theory is all about attachment, Harlow carried out an experiment in 1959 which showed that developing a close bond does not depend on hunger satisfaction. The experiment included rhesus monkey babies being separated from their natural mothers and reared by surrogates, one surrogate was wire and had a bottle attached to it, the other surrogate was covered in soft wool like cloth; the monkeys choose the surrogate covered in soft cloth compared to the wire surrogate with food. Bowlby’s took Harlow’s experiment and decided to analyse Harlow’s findings, Bowlby summarised the experiment explaining how this experiment showed the ‘contact comfort’ is more important and need for closeness…show more content…
In an early years setting Bowlby’s attachment theory of creating secure bonds is vital as children can feel vulnerable and often get separation anxiety when an important care giver leaves, for example their mum or dad. Therefore, the child’s key person needs to be sensitive and understanding towards the child as it is a huge change to their routine when starting nursery. Furthermore, the child’s key person during this transition needs to create a bond with the child, the introductory visit will be a good opportunity to get to know the child, their family and will enable the key person to ask questions about what activities the child enjoys. This means on the child’s first day at nursery the key person can layout toys that interest that child and will make the environment for the child feel safe and secure as it will feel more like home if there are toys of interest for him or her to play…show more content…
In addition to this, it is important for EYPS to follow the Equality Act (2010) which is set in place to ban unlawful discrimination and helps achieve equal opportunities in the setting, according to C. Meggitt and T. Bruce, Childcare and Education, Early Years Educator, 2015 it states “The Equality Act 2010 makes sure people are protected from discrimination on the basis of the following characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual
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