Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
- Develop relationships with babies and toddlers.
- Provide predictable, consistent and positive personal care routines suited to the child’s individual and cultural context.
- Identify and respond to opportunities for communication with babies and toddlers that support learning, development and wellbeing.
- Recognise and respond to the signs and cues of babies and toddlers, and provide physical comfort and calm reassurance to facilitate bonding.
- Identify ways of enhancing relationship-building skills through observation, discussion and reflection.
- Develop relationships with families.
- Gather information from the family to assist in the transition from home to education and care service.
- Recognise family signs of stress at time of separation and identify appropriate responses.
- Assist in the transition from home to care through pro-active engagement with babies/toddlers while family is still present.
- Communicate daily with families about their child’s activities, sleeping and eating patterns according to service procedures.
- Promote safe sleep.
- Share information with families about sleep and confirm arrangements for sleep and rest.
- Prepare cots, bedding and equipment according to service hygiene and safety procedures.
- Monitor sleeping children according to service policies and procedures.
- Provide positive nappy-changing and toileting experiences.
- Change nappies according to service policies and procedures.
- Provide positive nappy change and toileting experiences that enhance relationships and support learning.
- Adapt experiences to meet the individual child’s routines.
- Support children sensitively and positively when they are learning to use the toilet.
- Work with families and other educators to support children’s toilet learning by sharing information and using consistent approaches.
- Promote quality mealtime environments.
- Promote positive mealtime environments that are adapted to meet the individual child’s routines and needs.
- Attend to individual needs by feeding babies one at a time.
- Follow approved standards for safe storage, preparation and heating of formula, breast milk and other pre-prepared food
- Follow approved standards for cleaning of associated equipment and utensils.
- Offer a supportive environment for mothers to breastfeed according to service protocols.
- Create a healthy and safe supporting environment.
- Provide safe areas and encouragement for babies to practise gross motor skills.
- Supervise babies and toddlers appropriately, according to development and environmental factors.
- Ensure babies and toddlers can safely explore their environment with their hands, mouths and bodies.
- Provide a relaxed and calm environment that is responsive to the individual wellbeing of babies and toddlers.