Contribute to childcare practice in group living Unit CCLD 336 Contribute to childcare practice in group living page 1 of 6 21/05/04 Introduction What is this unit about? For this unit you need to contribute to practice that promotes group care as a positive experience, where children and young people feel valued and safe. Who is this unit for? This unit is for you if you work face-to-face with children and contribute to childcare practice in group living. Origin of unit This unit originates from the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards HSC323.
3. Understand the importance of partnerships with carers 1. Understand partnership working within the context of services for children and young people 1.1 Explain why working in partnership with others is important for children and young people | 1.2 Identify who relevant partners would be in own work setting | 1.3 Define the characteristics of effective partnership working | 1.4 Identify barriers to partnership working | 2. Understand the importance of effective communication and information sharing in services for children and young people 2.1 Describe why clear and effective communication between partners is required | 2.2 Identify policies and procedures in the work setting for information sharing | 2.3 Explain where there may be conflicts or dilemmas in relation to sharing information with partners and maintaining confidentiality | 2.4 Describe why it is important to record information clearly, accurately, legibly and concisely meeting legal requirements | 2.5 Identify how communications and records are recorded and securely stored meeting data protection requirements | 2.6 Explain why and how referrals are made to different agencies. | 3.
1.4 Explain common barriers to integrated working and multi-agency working and how these can be over come. Multi-agency working brings together practitioners from different sectors and professions to provide an integrated way of working to support children, young people and families. It is a way of working that ensures children and young people who need additional support have exactly the right professionals needed to support them. Integrated working focuses on enabling and encouraging professionals to work together effectively to deliver effective care for children. Children in their early years may have a range of needs and the way that we work together as practitioners can have a positive impact on their health, development and learning.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recommends that programs construct comprehensive system of curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation that fit together in to a coherent educational system linked to child outcomes and/or standards. Observation based authentic assessments are of child in real life time, doing everyday activities or activities that are developmentally appropriate for the child based on their own individual needs and ability while remaining completely objective. These assessments are generally tied into a child's daily activities and are directly linked to curriculum and learning standards. Authentic observation is collaborative with a child's family and includes them during the assessment process and outcomes. Authentic observations and assessments are a valuable and irreplaceable tool in many areas of child development.
The EYFS supports safeguarding by making sure that children are in a safe environment and that they are being watched closely to check for any concerns that they may have about the child, and by making sure the child is on the correct stage of learning for the age they are at. E safety is there to help control what is seen and to try and stop the problems that may occur as a child is getting older. Be aware of the Byron review | 1.2 Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- The different agencies would be a multi agencies, the roles of different agencies are used when more than one practitioner is involved, different agencies can be health visitors, child health clinic, gp, hospital, childminder, nursery school, after school club, social
Task 13.1 As a practitioner it’s your duty to observe and maintain correct procedures to ensure that the children are offered a stimulating environment which will further allow optimum possibilities for development. All those who work with or amongst children and young people have a crucial role to play in helping not only to shape aspects of their lives, but to also aid in enhancing their future development. Therefore it can be stated that how we set up our own working practices can affect children and young people’s development. The necessity of encouragement and expression to children of the importance of good physical and mental health through their diet, exercise and healthy. If we do not promote and encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle, it could results in the children having poorly developed immune system which in turn would cause them to be ill and have days off school which would affect their development.
EARLY CHILDHOOD PEDAGOGY The term pedagogy refers to the holistic nature of early childhood educators’ professional practice (especially those aspects that involve building and nurturing relationships), curriculum decision-making, teaching and learning. When educators establish respectful and caring relationships with children and families, they are able to work together to construct curriculum and learning experiences relevant to children in their local context. These experiences gradually expand children’s knowledge and understanding of the world. Educators’ professional judgements are central to their active role in facilitating children’s learning. In making professional judgements, they weave together their: • professional knowledge and skills • knowledge of children, families and communities • awareness of how their beliefs and values impact on children’s learning • personal styles and past experiences.
Explain working in partnership with others is important for children and young people. Multi-agencies are a number of people from different professions working together to provide a way of working to support children, young people and families. Working in partnership with others is important for children and young people because it can open more doors to help a child or young person for example children with speech and language or health issues will need frequent support or therapy from other professions such as speech and language therapist or health care professionals. It is important that childcare workers and other professions work together to support a child or young person 's needs. One example of a multi-agency is sure start, which is a government programme that aims to ensure every child has the best start in life.
301 – Communication and Professional Relationships with children, young people and adults 1.1 Effective communication is important relationship with young people children and adults is clear. This is done by putting in place and communicating about boundaries and what behaviour is acceptable. Expectations about behaviour relating to all people involved and how adults and young children are to deal with any problems they have. Communication in relation to the child and/or young person development has to be relayed to parents/carer they can help with the development of the child in there learning. 1.2 Relationship building is important when working with children and young people.
Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided. Reflective practice is imperative in order to ensure that high standards are kept continuously as circumstances, children and environments change. In order to reflect one must continuously be aware of approaches used and how they can be changed or developed to improve. Continually improving and adapting approaches benefits both children and practitioners, ensuring that each individual child’s needs are catered for. Reflective practice involves evolving in a child centred approach.