1.1) In my setting, establishing a respectable, professional relationship with the children is very important, as it will give you the attention and respect you require, when you require it. There are important skills you need to be able to build this relationship. Patience is a key skill needed when working with children. Some children can work at slower levels than other children, which may lead them to become frustrated with themselves or the situation. If the child is attempting to explain their work to you, then you must take your time in listening to them because if you begin to interrupt, then this may cause the child to become aggravated and frustrated.
Unit 137 OUTCOME 4.3 BY DEBRA PRICE Children and young people need to trust adults in order for them to be able to answer their questions. The answers should always be answered honestly, and in some instances children will ask many questions as they come to terms as to what may be happening to them. This can be very difficult as adults like to see children happy rather than upset adults do not always listen to children correctly and acknowledge their feelings. Listening to children is critical as we can then learn what they are thinking and how they feel, they could be feeling resentful or have feelings of anger and disappointment, children should be encouraged to speak openly without feeling they have to hold back e.g. “you don’t mean that” attitude .
• Children are less likely to show unwanted behaviour. • Their language develops quickly as they feel confident talking to us. • We can plan more accurately as we understand their development needs and their interests. Here are some factors of how to build and maintain positive relationships with children and young people: • Communicating effectively- The style and way that we communicate may change according to the child’s age and their stage of development. It is not just about words but it is also about our facial expressions, body language and gestures.
If they feel emotionally secure they are more likely to participate in the play and learning activities. Children need to have a strong relationship with the staff to feel comfortable and secure this will help them to enjoy themselves and less likely to show unwanted behaviour. It is important for adults to ensure that they have effective communication with their students; this will help keep the children comfortable and will also gain their trust. Without trust and honesty the children may feel like you are unapproachable and may keep their problems and worries to themselves and this may affect their learning. It is important that children are made aware of what is expected of them within school with regards to their behaviour and interacting with others.
If children are resilient they will be able to cope better with problems, they will have better health and they will be happier and more fulfilled. They will also be less likely to develop emotional problems like depression or anxiety. But resilience is not just something you have or don’t have. The good news is that we can help all children to become more resilient. We can’t protect children from all the things that may cause them distress throughout their lives.
Task 3 3.1 An explanation of why is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting? It is important to ensure that children and young people are protected within the setting because it helps the child to learn and thrive. It only can happen it the child is healthy and safe and their welfare is promoted and also it gives the child to develop and achieve from an early age. Having a physical contact between the child and adult its important because it building and caring and trustworthy relationships only when handled in an acceptable and responsible manner. 3.2 An explanation of policies and procedures that are in place to protect children and young people and adults who work with them?
Give a brief explanation of how multi-agency teams work together to support speech, language and communication and explain how play and activities are used to support the development of speech, language and communication. To approach a parent about a developmental concern can be quite worrying as no parent likes to hear that their child is nothing but doing well! Firstly I would choose a time and place that would be convenient to both myself and the parent without interruption so we can take as much time as we need to discuss the matter in hand. I would have a caring, supportive and polite manner and perhaps begin with saying lots of positive things about the child like her compassionate nature with others or strong will when joining in activities. I would ask if the parent has any concerns in understanding the child’s speech, if they have I would elaborate by asking when, where and why (great questions in any situations!).
This is important in children to build their creativity and language skills by learning how to get their ideas across to others. In the work setting it is also very important to share ideas and thoughts, perhaps about a new activity or a way to tackle a challenging child. Good communication is essential in order in work effectively with small children and parents. Without communication it would be impossible to meet the needs of not only the children we would be caring for but also the parents who put their trust in you to take care of their most precious gift of all. Having good communication skills helps us to build strong relationships with not only the children we would be caring for but also the parents and colleagues.
This target will help the child to progress to the next level within their work. The reasons why practitioners need to have effective planning are because it allows them to plan for each child’s individual needs. We plan according to the age and stage of the children, this is because each child works at different levels and rates, this way if the work is too hard for the child and they can’t do it then this can lower their self-esteem and self confidence, the work being too hard they may just give
It can prevent children taking more drastic action like self-harming or suicide and can send a message to the bullies that what they’re doing is not working. If children are resilient they will be able to cope better with problems, they will have better health and they will be happier and more fulfilled. They will also be less likely to develop emotional problems like depression or anxiety. To get children to become resilient - to rely on themselves, they've got to believe that they are capable of doing this - how can adults help them? We as the adults have got to take children seriously, listen to them, make them feel that they are important, encourage children to try things out for themselves (you start with young children, by being close by, so they know there is an adult there if they need them - this often gives them more confidence to try things).