ASSESSMENT TASK - CCLD MU 2.2
Contribute to the support of child and young person development
Criteria 3.1 & 3.2:
At several stages of children’s and young people’s lives transitions take place. While some changes can be positive, others may be difficult and therefore affect their development in a negative manner by becoming withdrawn, confused, frightened, angry, loss of appetite or lack of sleep. Importantly, successful transitions are dependent on practitioners consulting one another and building on information provided by parents and practitioners alike.
During their time at nursery children may undergo different types of transitions such as emotional, physical, physiological and intellectual. To identify the transitions which children may face can help us to support and manage them.
Children may first experience signs of separation anxiety when starting a nursery or a new setting. This may be the first time they have been left by their parents in the setting and the first time they have had to interact with other children of same age. At this time children have limited socialising skills. This is where observations are essential. Practitioners can do observations of the children within their own homes. This way practitioners can get a general idea of the child’s interests, likes and dislikes, comfort items and the child’s routine. It is also a good opportunity to get an idea of the child’s developmental stage and therefore find out any areas of concerns for when they start nursery i.e. the child may have limited speech at age 2. As practitioners we should maintain a consistent daily routine of welcoming the children and returning them to their parents. We should give them time to settle and adjust to the changes.
Many parents also encounter problems when their child's diet transitions from that of a baby to a toddler and then to a diet that resembles the rest of the family, which is hopefully a healthy diet. Reviewing the normal...