Importance of a Strong Teacher-Child Relationship
Updated: Apr 5
A child tends to grow and learn better when they have a strong sense of trust, security and self-confidence.
There is a need to place emphasis on developing strong teacher-child relationships as it promotes a healthy brain development in little ones. When children are comfortable enough with their caregivers, they tend to be more open about how they think and feel, which drives them to be more involved with lessons and daily activities. This speeds up their learning process as they grow to become inquisitive individuals who are unafraid to clarify their doubts.
You might ask exactly how do you instill such qualities in your child? One way is actually to ensure that a strong, positive relationship is established between your child and his/her caregivers.
So what constitutes a strong, positive relationship?
Infants and toddlers flourish in an environment that is safe, comforting and caring. When they are in what they regard as a “safe space”, they will gradually grow to become more physically and emotionally attached to the people around them.
At Nurture Infant House Tampines, we strongly believe in the need to build a close teacher-child relationship. With over 30 years of experience in the childcare industry, we have discovered that a child’s preschool experience is dependent on their relationship with the teachers. How a child interacts with their teacher would determine how well they develop socially, physically and emotionally.
Thus, our dedicated teachers here at Nurture Infant House Tampines always care for our children beyond the superficial level. We genuinely care about each and every child’s well-being, which we believe is the basis of forming close relationships. With constant observation and close interaction with the children, it is only a matter of time before they start to warm up and get comfortable with their caregivers!
With our relationship-focused curriculum, we aim to create an environment that is both safe and fun for children so that strong relationships can be nurtured eventually!
How do we build a strong relationship with our children?
For example, we will display our children’s artwork displayed around the centre. Such displays are actually encouraging as the children would feel appreciated, making them feel like they belong . As they develop a feeling of familiarity and comfort in the centre, it allows them to learn and grow better too.
With a teacher-child ratio of 1:3.5 at Nurture Infant House Tampines, our educarers can spend more time attending to each and every child, ensuring that he/she is taken care of properly.
We work closely with one another to bring out the best in our children. In addition, we send our teachers and educarers for regular trainings so that they are able to continuously sharpen their skills and impart their best to our precious little ones.
We carefully observe the children, spend quality time with them reading, singing, talking and playing with them. Do check out our positive reviews that parents have given for our teachers.
Positive reviews on our teachers
"I am very thankful for all the eﬀort you have put in to take care of Damon. Ever since he started schooling, he has shown a lot of improvement. I knew this is because of your hard work. I am grateful that Damon is able to say a lot of things now, he could also do things independently at home, there’s a lot of stuﬀ I do not need to help him. That’s so great. Thank you very much teachers, all of you have done a great job!"
- Damon's parents
"Firstly, I would like to thank the teachers and appreciate their eﬀorts in taking care of my child with love and care. At ﬁrst, I was worried about my daughter, wondering if she might have communication issues. The way she reacted was very slow. Within a few weeks, I realised that she showed a lot of improvement in her communication. She also started socialising with the people she saw, bonded with the children in her child care and talked to her teacher individually at times. She could also do things independently. Once again, I really appreciate all of these eﬀorts and hard work that the teachers had shown. Nevertheless, I would like to see more of her improvements in future!"
- Noelle's parents
"Thank all the teachers teaching Esther how to read books, write and do homework in school.
Thank all teachers for showing love and care to Esther.
Thank you for giving selﬂessly. You play a huge part in the future of the next generation"
- Esther's parents
Invitation to book a visit at Nurture Infant House Tampines
Would you like to make a personal visit to find out more? Do make an appointment to visit us at Nurture Infant House Tampines. We would be happy to share more information about our Infant Care centre. Not only are we EDCA registered, we guarantee a holistic learning environment that is cultivated by our dedicated and passionate caregivers. With more than 30 years of experience as a childcare centre and 10 years as an infant care centre, we are confident to be able to provide your infant with high quality and dedicated preschool services. You can visit us at the following venues:
Nurture Infant House (Tampines) (2 to 18 months Infants) Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-61 Singapore 520433
Genesis Childcare 1989 (Tampines)
Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-63/65 Singapore 520433