Relationships with Children

  • Possum Place’s educators develop and continuously promote responsive, warm, trusting and respectful relationships with children resulting in children’s wellbeing, self-esteem, sense of security and sense of belonging. When these relationships are nourished, children more likely explore the environment and engage in play and learning confidently. Educators are passionate to understand each child’s home life, background, culture and their interests. Photographs and work samples of the children are used throughout the service to ensure each family and child feels respected and valued.
  • QA5 has two standards which focus on relationships between educators and children and relationships between children. Supportive and respectful relationships will enable children to develop their confidence and a strong sense of identity, develop effective communication skills, participate in collaborative learning, and begin to regulate their behaviour and learn to negotiate complex social situations and relationships.