At Sunflower Nursery we follow the Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach which uses eight main indicators of wellbeing, known as the SHANARRI indicators. The Well-being Indicators are the basic requirements for all children and young people to grow, develop and reach their full potential.
The Indicators are used along with staff knowledge and professional judgement during the assessment and planning process and are illustrated in the wellbeing wheel opposite.
Safe: Protected from abuse, neglect or harm
Healthy: High standards of physical and mental health; support to make healthy, safe choices
Achieving: Support and guidance in learning – boosting skills, confidence & self-esteem
Nurtured: Having a nurturing and stimulating place to live and grow
Active: Opportunities to take part in a wide range of activities
Respected: Given a voice, and involved in the decisions that affect their well being
Responsible: Taking an active role within their schools and communities
Included: Getting help and guidance to overcome inequalities; full members of the communities in which they live and learn