Quality Area 5 - Relationships with children

Thursday 11 April, 2013

The Quality Area Relationships with children is about building relationships with children at education and care services that are responsive and respectful and promote children’s sense of security and belonging.

These relationships allow children to freely explore their environment and engage in play and learning.

Quality Area 5: Standards and elements

Standard 5.1

Respectful and equitable relationships are developed and maintained with each child.

Element 5.1.1

Interactions with each child are warm and responsive and build trusting relationships.

Element 5.1.2

Every child is able to engage with educators in meaningful, open interactions that support the acquisition of skills for life and learning.

Element 5.1.3

Each child is supported to feel secure, confident and included.

Standard 5.2

Each child is supported to build and maintain sensitive and responsive relationships with other children and adults.

Element 5.2.1

Each child is supported to work with, learn from and help others through collaborative learning opportunities.

Element 5.2.2

Each child is supported to manage their own behaviour, respond appropriately to the behaviour of others and communicate effectively to resolve conflicts.

Element 5.2.3

The dignity and the rights of every child are maintained at all times.


Read about the other quality areas here.

Additional information about the quality area, standards and elements can be found in the Guide to the National Quality Standard.