Audit

Talk frequently to children

Get down to children's level

Address children individually rather than as a whole group

Greet children on arrival in a warm and friendly manner

Show special concern for children who are unhappy or withdrawn

Show respect for children's personal space

Use nappy changing time to interact with babies

Role model consideration to other children and adults

Provide children with appropriate physical contact

Use positive language in guiding children's behaviour

Acknowledge children's effort and positive behaviour

Encourage children to talk about their feelings

Show interest in children's individual concern

Follow up on children's individual interest

Support children in resolving conflicts

Discuss rules and limits with children

Encourage inclusive friendships between children

Speak to children in an appropriate tone of voice

Uses songs, poems and rhymes as one method of interacting with children

Ask open-ended questions to extend conversation

Listen attentively to children without interruption

Give children equal attention

Address children respectfully

Uses positive facial expressions, body language and hand gestures to communicate

Children are actively involved in the decision making process

Manages toileting and accidents in a manner that respects the child' self-esteem and privacy

Supervises and engages with children during eating and drinking

Ensures maintenance of natural lighting, ventilation and fresh air

Responds to children's feelings openly and with respect

Encourages children to communicate, listen and treat others with respect

Effectively engages with child and parent to minimise separation anxiety

Creates an environment conducive to sleep

Ensures babies are fed individually

Responds to babies and toddlers as they practice language by repeating words, sounds and gestures

Uses comfort items from home to assist babies and toddlers to settle in the environment

Monitors babies and toddlers for signs of hunger tiredness, pain, distress and provides appropriate physical contact

Engages in one to one interactions with babies and toddlers during daily routines

Communicates with children about topics of interest

Interacts effectively with children and babies at meal and routine times

Participates in children's play and uses children's cues to guide the level and type of involvement

Responds to children's requests for assistance

Shows genuine interest and respects understanding of children

Responds calmly, patiently and gently to signs of distress, frustration and anger

Areas of strength

Areas in need of improvement

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