3.1 An explanation of the benefits for babies and young children of a key worker/person system in early years settings. In the early years setting each child has to be given a key worker. This is because the EYFS statutory framework states that in the framework in the early years setting they have to stick by. The benefits of the key workers for babies and young children are when the babies and young children are more independent, you would do this by the young children and babies to being able to depend on adults for reassurance for comfort. This will make the babies and young children feel happy and feel safe and secure they get more confidantes to explore and try new things out.
1.2 Analyse how integrated working practices and multi-agency working in partnership deliver better outcomes for children and young people. Children will be more positive if professionals working with children and their families can agree and share the information where they might be assessed also implement and plan. Its a great why to get children and their parents involved in any of the planning so that child is able to accomplish their full prospects in life. If a child is going to be more positive we need to understand the importance of all adults who are involved understand that what information
Diverse groups of individuals can work well together, forming a strong team and how communication amongst professionals when forming a multi-disciplinary team ensures that the best care and development is available for the children involved. The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) explains how professionals working together should share a common goal for children and their families enabling access to appropriate facilities and services. Self awareness and self concept assures we are informed and sensitive about our intra-personal skills and inter-personal skills enabling interaction with others making it possible as a practitioner to perceive and recognise the needs of others, potentially making a difference to their life (Oliver and Pitt, 2011). Self-awareness requires us to take a critical look at ourselves and the organisation we belong too, therefore recognising our own strengths and weaknesses, enabling us to learn from others while developing and improving standards of positive relationships by using empathy, inter-personal and intra-personal skills. In early years settings it is likely there will be a range of experiences and qualifications as well as diversity amongst colleagues ensuring it is a strong team rather than leading to critism behind closed doors.
What makes a good Early Years Practitioner? The strength and success of any early years practice relies on the expertise and experience of the practitioners who work there. A good early year’s practitioner should be a good role model to the children and remain so at all times. They should enjoy working with children, love being around them and be totally passionate about their work. They need to have the drive and ambition to always do better and self improve.
Practitioners need to praise children and encourage them to succeed in their learning and give them the support they need. Practitioners need to build positive relationship with not only their key children and other children in their setting but also with the children’s parents this gives them a better chance of giving children more support at home. See appendix 1. At the setting parents can get involved and this will benefit planning for the child as parents know their children better than anyone and they will know their likes and dislikes and will be able to help them with their development. See appendix 2 .
This applies to the way the parents feel about us too, perhaps they will be more open to discussion as they will feel valued and welcome. Good working relationships will enable staff to rely on each other to pull together and help the nursery reach its highest potential. K3C155 – The relevant legal requirements which cover the way I relate to and interact with children include The Children’s Act 2004. This act was designed with guiding principles in mind for the care and support of children. These are: • To allow children to be healthy • Allow children to remain safe in their environments • Help children to enjoy life • Assist children in their quest to succeed • Help make a positive contribution to the lives of children • Help achieve economic stability for our children’s futures.
In a childcare setting the relationships we foster with children/ young people are important as it is in this way they gain secondary socialisation skills. Making friendships and building relationships with children and young people in our care allows them to experience a positive relationship. We are
SHC-31 1.1 Identify the different reasons people communicate. I think that an effective communication is an essential part of working with children, their families and work colleagues. One of the very important rules of my code of practice is to communicate with everyone clearly, honestly and effectively. I work towards: -building and maintaining positive relationship with everyone. Great relationships between members of staff will positively influence our work with children/their parents and also will create a nice athmosphere and a great role modeling for them.
Anne-Marie Whitlock MU 2.9 1.1 Explain why working in partnership with others is important for children and young people? When working with children and young people in your setting it is very important to work in a team as it can be positive for the children to see. If you work well in a team you will enjoy your work and the children will benefit from that, it should improve their learning and development. It is also important to work in partnerships to build a relationship and to gain trust from the children and their families. You will learn a lot from working together such as the children’s likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, the way they need to be looked after and there education.
Eye contact is necessary so as to show them interest in what they do/ show us. Moreover, communication is a way of gaining and sharing information which are key in any situation, particularly in nurseries. Sharing and gaining information enables us to improve the way we work and focus on the needs of the children we are caring for