Listening and Responding to Babies and Young Children

Barnardos. (2021). Listening and Responding to Babies and Young Children.
Fostering good relationships with the children in your care and their families is the single most important priority for a childminder. Research shows that positive, caring and respectful relationships with the important people in their lives, both in their family and outside it, are the essential foundation for children’s learning, development, health and wellbeing. Being sensitive to the needs and feelings of the children is key in developing and maintaining a close relationship with them. This resource provides information and guidance on listening and responding well to babies and young children up to the age of three.