Educators who utilise and respond to children through secure, respectful, and reciprocal interactions support their developing sense of well-being. When children develop confidence and feel respected and valued, they develop the skills to interact positively in their current and future relationships. This workshop unpacks the messages behind everyday statements educators bring with them from their own childhood, positive and negative, and suggests when alternative responses should be considered. Guidance to support more challenging responses from children is also discussed with a focus on positive interactions.
Learning Outcomes & NQS Links
- Explore examples of children’s behaviours, and what they are telling us.
- Reframe interactions for positive interactions.
- Identify positive interaction strategies.
- Reflect on current practice and explore links to the NQS and EYLF.
Links to NQS: QA5 ; EYLF L/O 3 & 5