Develop Positive Relationshipswith Children, Young People and Others Involved in Thier Care. Essay
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Unit 028 Develop Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Others Involved in their Care
Outcome 1 Be able to develop positive relationships with children and young people
A/C 1- Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained.
Positive relationships with children and young people are essential in any childcare setting. A positive relationship with a child means that they will feel welcome and a part of the environment and therefore they will settle and be content. A child will always play and learn better when they are comfortable in their surroundings. If you have a positive relationship with a child it becomes easier to communicate with them and understand their wants and needs. This will be better for everyone involved. Positive relationship building with a child or young person now will teach them how to form relationships with others when they are older and will encourage positive social skills. A positive relationship with a child also allows us to recognise any issues there may be with the child’s development e.g. speech, walking, learning difficulties e.t.c. It also means we can plan activities which the children are interested in and enjoy which has been proven to encourage their development.
A/C 2 Demonstrate how to listen to and build relationships with children and young people.
I build and maintain the positive relationships with the children in my care firstly by ensuring I am communicating with them effectively. Communicating with the children is not always verbal especially with younger children it also involves, body language, facial expressions, signs and gestures. When caring for babies these are all very important as they cannot communicate through speech so they have to able to understand signals and gestures and use these to explain what they want. I