Building positive relationships with peers and kaiako music and movement and benefits of free play.


Te Whariki  

Well Being| Mana atua  

The health and wellbeing of the childcare protected and nurtured 

Ko tenei te whakatipuranga o te tamaiti I roto orange nui, runga hoki I tona mana Motuhake, mana atuatanga. 

Kaiako anticipate tamariki needs for comfort and positive feelings in an environment that is calm, friendly, intimate, has warm interactions and also open communications. There are small steps to nurturing positive relationships. It is not an easy task and requires consistency, commitment alongside, with their Whanau to this process.  

 Ideas for Kaiako to strengthen positive relationships. 

  • Build positive relationships based on a foundation of trust and respect. Trust is earned gradually through persistence to do everything in your power to help with Tamariki especially difficult Tamariki, who needs massive amounts of support, attention and caring. 
  • Tamariki rights by acknowledging feelings and individuality taking Tamariki fears, and concerns seriously, and responding sensitively. 
  • Demonstrating caring Kaiako to role modelling important positive social relationship skills 
  • Flexibility in Kaiako’s routineto help settle young/ transitional Tamariki in a comfortable setting. 
  • Kaiako allow tamariki  to make choices to exercise the freedom to say no in appropriate ways to show tamariki Kaiako respects their rights 
  • Kaiako making play more effective, surprise tamariki when they arrive by wearing funny hats, costumes, wigs. The playfulness serves to keep all tamariki engaged and motivated so that they continue to be happy, safe to belong at Play Learn Grow Ece. 

 Ideas to promote positive relationships with peers through music and movement and benefits free play, 

  • This Respect is essential of developing a positive trusting relationship therefore Tamariki and their peers will have the freedom to explore the activities that are offered with an increase in independence, communications, takes risk, engage with wide range of free play both inside and outside, enjoy movement to freely sing out loud, and fun dancing to music, with the support of Kaiako. 
  • Tamariki -directed play with peers and Kaiako, to be engage in play activities instead of Kaiako in charge of what tamariki and peers must do, and tamariki with kaiako all have fun together. In this situation, the Kaiako will follow the tamariki lead. This shows reciprocity, and cooperation. It is important to remember that tamariki and their peers learn through play. Therefore, extended learning will be implemented to try out ideas, take risks, try on different roles, share feelings, and be intimate, also provides a safe context for tamariki to learn. 
  • Positive Actions To Show Tamariki You Care By: 
  • Giving them a personal greeting each day when they arrive and go home 
  • Asking about their life outside of school e g. Who helped you get ready this morning? 
  • Spend time playing with them during free play or play their favorite song e.g. baby shark dance with them have lots of fun. 
  • Getting to know their parents and report their tamariki accomplishments. 
  • Listening to them 
  • Recognizing birthdays 
  • Positive Actions To Show Tamariki You Believe IThem By: 
  • Positive self-talk  
  • Communicating your beliefs that they can succeed 
  • Helping tamariki to appreciate special talents 
  • Following their lead, listening carefully to their ideas 
  • Positive Actions To Show You Trust Them By: 
  • Inviting tamariki to help with daily tasks 
  • Encouraging playing nicely 
  • Encouraging tamariki to help each other 

Kaiako, remember to stay positive! stay calm, and be patient.