Supporting young bereaved children and creating a bereavement friendly early years setting

Updated: 25/08/16

Death and bereavement affects us all – whether old or young. Children start forming attachments to parents and carers very early on, and are therefore also capable of grief.

Young children need the support of adults in learning to cope with grief, and to express themselves and their feelings.

Young children do not understand that death is final and irreversible, they take explanations very literally and some children may not appear to be affected by a death.

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