So say if you act out on these attitudes, it could have a bad effect on the children your working with and other children they might know, and you would not want them to copy your own actions in a result. Everyone from child to adult that we may meet on a day to day basis could have a different opinion to mine, and are more than likely will have different values and mind sets. When you are around children of your own or other parents children, you have to be in control of the things you are saying and the actions you are taking, because children can take so much information and tend to copy what an adult says and does, as most children will see there family and other adults as a role model. Like me for example, i act almost the same age as the children i work with, but yet at the same time i act a mature age to show them what they should and should not say and be careful of what i am saying to the children when with them in class. If we go and show bad attitude and show that we are negative to certain people around them.
Assessment criteria 1.2 • Explain why it is important for all staff to be consistent and fair when applying boundaries and rules for children and young people and outline the implications that inconsistent application of rules may have. • Give examples of applying these rules and boundaries in accordance with the policies and procedures. It is important for staff to be consistent and fair when applying boundaries and rules for children and young people because it will enable then to understand what acceptable and unacceptable behaviour is. Children and young people need to understand the consequences of not acting within those boundaries. It is important that the boundaries are appropriate for the age and stage of their development.
Families may be unwilling to highlight their needs as they are from a culture that believes all problems must be dealt with internally (i.e. within the family unit) and where any involvement from external agencies is seen as a breach of their privacy. Families can often feel as though their lives are being scrutinised and that they are being judged as failing because they need assistance for their child and family. It is important that the family is fully aware of the legal process they are about to enter into and that each step is clearly explained, thus avoiding any surprises and enabling an open line of communication. We have a strict policy within our setting which states that all confidential information is stored in a locked filing cabinet in a locked room with only senior members of staff having access to the key.
2.9 - 3.2 Behaviour problems that should be referred to others There will be times when children might not show positive behaviour. There could be many reasons for any type of inappropriate behaviour shown. Sometimes children’s behaviour could show some signs that they need some extra support. It needs to be recognised when children need to be referred to another colleague or a professional. However a practitioner needs to encourage positive behaviour and manage children’s common behaviour.
The school can only ask for information which is directly relevant for example health or medical, records from previous school or records for children who have special educational needs. This information is confidential and if this needs to be passed on to others for any reason, parental consent needs to be given which usually involves signing a consent form. The Data Protection Act 1998 is to ensure that confidential information cannot be passed on to others without individuals consent. The principles are: • Be processed fairly and lawfully • To be used only for the purpose for which it was gathered • Be adequate, relevant and not excessive • Not kept for longer than necessary • Secure • Not
Whenever you are recording any information you need to make sure that you are not glamorising it or putting your own personal views. Also you need to make sure that you do not record any unnecessary things, and when recording information it needs to be straight forward, down to the point and honest. Storing Information When you are storing information you will need to make sure that it is kept safe by being locked in a filing cabinet, and you will need to make sure that the keys are kept somewhere safe and that no one can get hold of them. Also any information stored in a computer needs to be password protected, so that no one can access the information. Sharing Information When you are sharing any information you will need to make sure that the individual have signed the data consent form for sharing information, as you do not want to break confidentiality.
When considering this, it is then thought to be crucial for a parent to set the correct example for their children to learn from. This includes behaviours that are acceptable and those that are not. However, who best knows what the best example is and which behaviours are acceptable, and which are not? In fact, is this actually up to the parent to decide? This essay will keep these questions in mind as it discusses if children have a right to a particular upbringing, and if so, what should their upbringing include or entail?
Promote positive behaviour Communicate to child, positive and realistic expectations of their behaviour Different ages, different stages, different behaviours As a professional in childhood development, you need to be aware of how children at different ages behave in very different ways. You will also need to be aware of the different developmental stages of children within different ages. We will look at how behaviour and development are intricately linked. An understanding of child development allows us to have appropriate expectations of children’s behaviour. For example, in the past it was believed that children should be seen and not heard.
Unit 3, Task One Sarah Penny Explain the importance of objectivity and the consideration of ethical issues when observing children ‘’An observation is watching children with the clear goal of studying a specific behavior or ability.’’ (PDF Download) Objectivity is incredibly important when observing children mostly because the observation is biased if we are not objective. It would be based on opinions rather than the facts, we need to be able to evaluate children fairly and conclude what milestones are being reached in order to adapt to the level of learning the child is at. “Observation is the key to understanding young children as learners and a vital tool in finding out more about them as individuals. It is an integral part of the assessment and planning cycle and a firm basis for reflection.” (2006). Being objective means children are not generalized or stereotyped, this is important as if a child is labeled they may live up to it and problems could occur, e.g.
Typical wear and tear can also result in a toy that was once deemed sage to become a danger. Caregivers should maintain a frequent check of toys to ensure their continued safety. Caregivers and parents should also be aware of the violence that some toys may present. Violent toys are not developmentally appropriate or safe for children. Toys that include swords or guns should not be available to young children.