Relationships, Partnerships and Wellbeing


The aim of this module is to support learners to nurture effective relationships with children, their families, schools, colleagues, and external organisations as necessary. The module will also explore well-being in relation to children, families and supports for School age children. In the module areas of inclusion and diversity will be explored with a strong emphasis on empathy. The module will apply good quality relationships as a support for well-being.

The objectives of the module are to draw on theoretical frameworks of supportive relationships and well-being. The module will focus on the National School Age Childcare Guidelines (2020) and International models such as the Australian Framework for School Age Childcare ‘My Time Our Place’ (2011) and the Northern Ireland and UK Play works model.  Respecting diversity and equality issues will be explored with practice strategies examined from national and international perspectives. The role of the adult in supporting all children to participate as active citizens in the School Age Care setting and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine policies and practices supporting positive and responsive relationships between children, young people, families, schools and the wider community.

  2. Evaluate the role of the adult in a School Age Childcare service.

  3. Demonstrate how children/young people can be listened to, heard and responded to.

  4. Plan and prepare a model of inclusion drawing on national and international models of practice for School Age Childcare.

  5. Describe how good quality relationships support wellbeing for all.

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