Respect: A guide to calm and nurturing infant care and education

$45.00$40.50 Member Price

Respect—defined as treating someone or something with consideration—should be the overarching feature that underpins the values and actions of educators. This module will unpack the practicality of respect in infant and toddler programs, with particular emphasis on primary caregiving, care rituals, settling processes, free movement and partnership with families.

This course will help you:

  • gain in-depth knowledge of what primary caregiving is and how it can be practically implemented in a group setting with infants
  • explore the settling process and the importance of authentic partnerships with families
  • understand free movement and its practical implications in an early childhood setting
  • discuss care moments and rituals and their place in infant education and care programs.


Toni Christie is the Director of Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a Master of Education degree from Victoria University in Wellington. Toni is passionate about early childhood education, infants, leadership and environments. Her other interests include teamwork, communication and advocacy for children, families and early childhood educators.

Toni enjoys her many roles in life: wife, mother, author, editor, musician, artist and mentor. She loves to sing, dance and play with her family, friends and colleagues every day.

Additional information

Presented by

Toni Christie

Links to the National Quality Standard

Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice, Quality Area 2: Children’s health and safety, Quality Area 5: Relationships with children

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

1 – Know students and how they learn, 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Course Duration

60 Minutes

Australian Qualifications Framework

Level 4