Bowlby suggested that children have an innate desire to build a secure primary attachment with a significant other, usually the mother, right from birth and once this primary attachment is secure the child is able to develop other significant secondary attachments. He suggested that children who have developed such attachments feel secure and happy and are eager to explore their surroundings which in turn supports their learning. Hence, we, the educators at THRIVE, believe that building a positive secure attachment with the children and families in our service is of utmost importance. This belief ensures we are emotionally and physically available to children, creating a ‘circle of security’. We endeavour to understand children’s emotions, anxieties and needs and nurture well-being and resilience in our children.