Relationships with Children

Strengthening Relationships With Children - Webinar (2.5hr)

How can we ensure every child has a sense of belonging, feels safe and secure, and is capable and confident? 

Relationships expert Michelle Cuthbertson provides opportunities for educators to reflect on their daily practices of engaging with children. We will identify ways to strengthen relationships so that every child has a sense of belonging, feels safe and secure, and is capable and confident.  

During this informative session educators will consider: 

  • Strategies to establish and maintain reciprocal, respectful relationships with children 
  • Ways to enhance the child’s security by tuning in to their thoughts and feelings  
  • Practices which intentionally support the child’s development of a strong sense of wellbeing 

About Michelle: 

Michelle has over 40 years of continuous service in early education and welfare, and is highly regarded as a course facilitator by both professionals and families. She holds qualifications in early childhood education, adult education, management and Circle of Security™ facilitation and has worked as a Centre Manager, Family and Children’s Services Manager, Senior Preschool Advisor (DET), Resource Developer (ACECQA), TAFE Teacher, Early Education Consultant and Parenting Facilitator.


National Quality Standard Areas

Area 1 – Educational Program Practice

Area 5 – Relationships with children

Our Learning and Development Approach

Over 7,000 early educators, across all qualification levels, participated in learning and development with CELA in 2021. CELA has a strong vision and philosophy for professional learning, built over our 40 year history as the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector. 

Meet us!

CELA Facilitators

CELA’s Learning and Development facilitators come from a wide range of early education backgrounds, equipping them with practical sector based experience which is second to none. All our facilitators have a common passion for meaningful growth in every educators practice, resulting in better outcomes for children.

Need specific training on a date and topic that suits you?

Our expert educators will tailor the content to meet the needs of your team. You choose the date, location and topic and we’ll come to you.

Inservice Training

Inservice Training

While our training calendar is extensive, we know that sometimes you need a more targeted approach. Our learning and development specialists can tailor your training to be delivered where, when and how you need it. 



We offer a unique mentoring program that can be completely tailored to your needs and specifications. Based on sound educational practice and specialist expertise, our mentors provide one-on-one and group sessions to support professional progress.

RTO Accredited Training

CELA’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 90842) provides accredited, nationally recognised qualifications including our child protection training for childcare, early and middle childhood educators. We use high-quality, customised training and assessment materials written by subject matter experts to meet the unique requirements of the early childhood sector.

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