Item uses these practice principles: Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Integrated teaching and learning, Reflective practice, High expectations for every child.
Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.
The Cheshire Toolkit
offers a multi-component intervention to strengthen early childhood educators’
capability to foster children’s social and emotional skills and positive mental
health in the preschool classroom.
Educators are guided through a series of modules
offering strategies and techniques that build children’s self-esteem,
resilience and self-regulation through everyday educator-child interactions.
The Toolkit is designed to address the unique needs, opportunities and
challenges within each group. It can be used as a universal intervention to
nurture all children’s social and emotional skills, or can be applied as a
targeted intervention for children with specific behavioural challenges.
Importantly, it is a tool you can keep coming back to over the course of the
The Cheshire Toolkit is underpinned by an evidence-based approach
to program design, implementation and evaluation. It will be continually
refined and adapted based on educator need and feedback, with additional
content and resources added each year. For example, a module to support
children with additional needs will be ready in 2020.
The cost to access this resource covers access for a 12 month period. The cost is dependant upon the size the service as follows:
Small (2-3 educators): $1300 - $1950
Medium (4-6 educators): $2600 - $3900
Large (7+ educators): Price on application
Consultancy and professional development is also available at an additional cost to support you to further embed the Toolkit practices into your service. Costs will be dependent on both your location and number of educators.
Target population: early childhood educators.
Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.
Factors to consider: services should consider how staff may be able to share the practice knowledge obtained from this resource with others at the service. This will ensure that improved approaches to practice or innovative ideas can be implemented across the service as a whole.
Systems and tools: staff will need access to a working internet connection in order to access and engage with this resource.