Collaborated Course

Mixed Age Groups by Trisha Dean

$27.00

Participants will be guided by Trisha Dean through an online course designed to challenge participants practice, engaging with early childhood best practice and theories to highlight the benefits of a multi-age community!

About the Course

Many years ago we tried something that tipped the way that we worked on its head, we opened up the doors and allowed for free-roaming between our amazing outdoor space, our art studio and our two previously age-segregated rooms. It required a lot of communication between our team, a lot of reflective practice - but oh it was worth it!!

That's why when the opportunity to bring to life this wonderful course by Trisha Dean came about, we jumped at the chance. This is definitely one to get you thinking.

The course is broken up into five lessons and the following is covered:

Welcome

Lesson 1 - What are the benefits of a multi-age community?

Lesson 2 - Linking to early childhood best practice and theories

Lesson 3 - Watch the video

Lesson 4 - How a multi-age community is supported through calculating ratios across the service?

Lesson 5 - The ideal combination – Mixed-age Groups and Primary Caregiving

Reflection/Assessment

What will I learn from the Mixed Age Groups online course?

Our mini courses are designed to be inspiring and practical - connecting theory, ideas and inspiration with strategies and actionable steps that will enhance your practice in your work with children.

Scaffolding in Learning

Using what we know about how children best learn; consider alternate ways in which children can advance their knowledge and skill, including peer scaffolding.

Consider Ratios

Learn how to make the most of minimum ratios for services as they are outlined in the Educational Care and Services National Regulations (2011).

What is Primary Care

Consider why, when children have primary caregivers they are less likely to require intervention during free play.

 

Holding Space for Big Feelings by Stephanie Fleeton

$57.00

The behaviours we witness in children are a form of communication. This course will show you the science behind big feelings, stress and crying, consequences of suppressed emotions, how to hold space for crying and tantrums, and so much more.

About this Course

Children not only experience, but also express very intense emotions, which at times leave us, as Educators, overwhelmed, baffled and sometimes confused. The crying, tantrums and uncooperative behaviours we witness in children are a form of communication. When we know the neuroscience behind big feelings, and get curious as to why a child is expressing these intense emotions, we can better understand the cause.

Once we know the cause, we can hold that special space with each child, allowing them to safely release what is going on for them, which returns their little bodies to a state of equilibrium.

The course is broken up into five lessons and the following is covered:

Introduction

Lesson 1 - The Science Behind our Feelings

Lesson 2 - Distraction vs Acceptance

Lesson 3 - Holding Space for Crying

Lesson 4 - Holding Space for Tantrums

Lesson 5 - Holding Space for Ourselves

Reflection

 

What will I learn from the Holding Space for Big Feelings course?

This course will show you the science behind big feelings, stress and crying, consequences of suppressed emotions, how to hold space for crying and tantrums, and so much more. This course offers something extra, that is currently not available in the current childcare qualifications. This can bring your knowledge, tools and expertise to the next level in offering a stronger foundation for the emotional wellbeing of the children in your care.

An understanding of the science behind big feelings

Steph shares insight into how our brains develop and process sources of stress.

Distraction vs Acceptance

Encouraging you to reflect on your own childhood and experiences, Steph discusses the consequences of distraction instead of accepting children's emotions.

Learn about holding space for stress & crying

Gain a deeper understanding of the tools used for holding space for big emotions.

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