• Mon 2 Aug 10:30 AM AEST - 11:30 AM AEST

    • $55.00 incl. GST
    The Practice Series: Starting on the right foot, how to build relationships with children
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The Practice Series: Starting on the right foot, how to build relationships with children


Obvious to some, common knowledge for others — understanding that your relationships with the children are the most critical part of your daily practice and key to your success as an educator. In this webinar, we will cover various strategies to assist you in cultivating, developing and maintaining meaningful reciprocal relationships with children. As was so beautifully put by Rita Parsons… ‘children don’t learn from people they don’t like’. Our programs and plans for children’s development are only as good as our knowledge of the child. Our knowledge of the child comes from the depth of relationship we have with that child. So, the deeper our relationship, the more knowledge we have, and subsequently, the richer our programming and planning. A positive adult-child relationship has a foundation of trust, understanding and caring. Positive relationships do not happen by themselves. Do not happen by accident. Relationship building skills should be a part of your DNA as an educator.

Completing The Practice Series: Starting on the right foot, how to build relationships with children will contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.

NESA Elective PD:

  • Enhanced teaching practice to effect positive change and impact on student/child learning progress and achievements
  • Involved opportunities to give and receive feedback and/or undertake self-reflection and reflection on the teaching practices of others
  • Research based and evidence based 

Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Professional Knowledge
APST 1: Know children and how they learn
Professional Practice
APST 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Professional Engagement
APST 6: Engage in professional learning

For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board/institute in your state.

This webinar also aligns with:

Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework

Early Years Learning Framework - Principles
Secure respectful and reciprocal relationships
Respect for diversity

Early Years Learning Framework - Practices
Responsiveness to children

The EYLF Learning Outcomes 
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

Alignment with the National Quality Standards

QA 1: Educational program and practice
QA 5: Relationships with children
QA 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities