Relationships with Children

5 Ways To Better Conversations With Children - Webinar

Nesa Accredited PD

Communicating well with children is essential to their development. Responsive communication helps babies and children feel safe and secure in their world and builds strong relationships.  

As educators in a sometimes stressful and time poor environment, we can unintentionally fall into a pattern of verbally directing and demanding when interacting with young children. Great conversations make us feel good about ourselves and our place in the world, no matter how old we are. Orders, directions, and demands can make us feel resentful and annoyed. 

Participants will explore 5 strategies to enhance their interactions and conversations with children. There will be an opportunity to reflect on current practice to identify ways to optimise meaningful conversations with children.

2 hour contribution

NESA accredited PD

Completing 5 Ways to better conversations with children will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 3.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  • Teachers attending this session must provide their NESA Teacher Accreditation number to CELA.
  • Teachers must attend for the duration of the session in order to receive the NESA Hours. CELA will be keeping records of attendance and participation during the session.
NESA accredited PD

National Quality Standard Areas

Area 5 – Relationships with children

Area 1 – Educational Program Practice

Area 4 – Staffing arrangements

Available Dates

  • Mon, 31 Oct 22Book now

    Date: Monday, 31 October 2022
    Time: 01.00pm - 03.00pm
    Delivery Method: Webinar
    Venue: Webinar

  • Thu, 24 Nov 22Book now

    Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
    Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
    Delivery Method: Webinar
    Venue: Webinar

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