Children hugging happy educator at a table in a classroom setting

Question: In light of the new Child Safe Standards, is showing physical affection towards children still appropriate in services?

Answer: Physical affection is appropriate when children are empowered to communicate their consent.

Joyful child with head titled to the sky with eyes closed

Question: How do I highlight children’s voices authentically in my documentation?

Answer: Talk with and observe the children

Angry, overwhelmed child sitting at a table, massaging his temples

Question: Help! The children in my 2–3s room don’t listen to me. How can I be firmer with them?

Answer: Promote a calmer environment and reflect on the needs behind children’s behaviour