National Quality Standard
|QA5||Relationships with children|
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
|1||Know students and how they learn|
|4||Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments|
|7||Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community|
This series is suitable for all educators currently working in an approved education and care setting across Australia. This is a foundation course that focuses on essential knowledge to guide children’s behaviour and may be suitable for educators who are new to the sector or embarking on a formal early childhood qualification.
Learners will have the opportunity to discover the meaning of neurodiversity, and make connections through play-based learning. You will explore the brain and its functions, and learn how neurodiverse children see and engage in play differently. Having an understanding of how neurodiverse children brains work, will ultimately support educators to develop safe, secure and trusting relationships with children through play.
Educators who are able to support play with children will promote individual learning and development, and enhance children’s understanding of the world around them.
In part 1 of this series, you will:
- develop an understanding of neurodiversity, neurodiverse children and how they interact with their environment
- explore the importance of play in developing relationships with children
- discover how to be a positive play partner and build relationships through play.
In part 2 of this series, you will:
- discover how to respond to children in play
- develop an understanding of how to build play skills
- explore the importance of developing trusting relationships to support families.
Duration: 40 minutes