BELS held two Professional Education Programmes this year for kaiako who support early childhood ākonga and their whānau. The focus for 101 in June was whānau centred practice, and 201 in August was building on having a coaching mindset when working with kaiako and whānau. The feedback from kaiako has been outstanding.
Consistent “aha” moments from 101 was the principle of “noticing, recognising, responding and revisiting” and 100% of the 201 participants
responded that they had increased their knowledge around working in a routines based model as well as feeling that “as RTV we are using coaching in our practice, to a degree, but seeing how we could involve whānau and teachers by using a coaching mindset was inspiring.”