What children want from child care providers
What do children want from their child care providers?
It’s a super-important question that’s surprisingly seldom asked. Surprising since ultimately, it’s children who child care professionals spend the most time with and have the most impact on.
So aside from the expectations of employers, parents and co-workers, today we’re asking what’s important to children? Anyone considering undertaking an early childhood course should definitely take note.
Children are usually incredibly in-tune with the moods and energy of those caring for them. Those who possess a positive, up-beat attitude put children at ease and create an environment that’s comfortable and fun.
Some children can’t wait to be dropped off at childcare, whilst others find separating from mum or dad a little difficult to bear. Carers who have a nurturing temperament make it a lot easier for children to handle day care or kindergarten – particularly those who feel apprehensive about going.
An abundance of patience is essential for working in child care – from listening to stories, to working with disruption and handling everything that comes your way in between. Children will appreciate your patience, feel comfortable around you and be more inclined to engage in learning and development activities, knowing that you have plenty of understanding.
Perhaps the most cherished trait, children love carers who can use their imagination and enter their world. Having a playful attitude is not only entertaining for children, but can stimulate them to learn new skills and develop.
Selmar Institute of Education is one of Australia’s leading Registered Training Organisations (RTO), delivering dynamic, fully-accredited courses in Aged Care, Child Care, Training & Assessment and the Quick Service industry. We have a range of short and advanced courses in childcare – learn more about them here.
Tagsactivities aged care aged care careers aged care jobs Aged Care Tips ageing arthritis asthma business business courses career celebrating birthdays child Child Care childcare Child Care Tips children Conflict Resolution customer service cv dementia family first aid funny stories iron deficiency job lgbtiq Management qualities recycling resume rights RTO social media staff student study tips sun technology tips trainers stories vet working in aged care working in childcare Workplace Training