Unit 010 - Support Children and Young People's Positive Behavior 1.1 - Describe the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young people's positive behavior In the setting relevant, the policies and procedures in promoting children and young peoples positive behavior is stated clearly on page 6 of the policies and procedures. The setting relevant has made it their aim to provide an environment for children to feel happy and stimulated, in order to prevent any child feeling unhappy or behaving inappropriately. In order to do this, part of their policy is to praise children for good behavior on a regular basis. Staff may see a child tidying up nicely as asked by them, in which case the staff member will praise the child for tidying up by thanking the child and saying "good tidying". The child will respond well to this and they are likely to repeat the action to gain the praise from a staff member.
Maintaining a relationship with someone is very important also as it keeps you in contact with others. It keeps you in touch with the feelings and needs of others, which is essential in any functional relationship. This is very important when working with children as you need to be informed as to their needs, in order to have a happy work environment. Again, I believe this leads back to the issue of trust. If children can approach you with a problem (without hesitation) then I would class this as a good relationship.
1.2 Relationship building is important when working with children and young people. The way this is done is by being a positive role model. The young person must feel comfortable when I am helping/supporting the young person with work. When working with children I have to make sure that when working with then that I use easy to understand words. Towards children I must show a caring approach and listen to them when they are asking me question and make eye contact so they know that I am listening to them.
The principle of a positive relationship with Children, young people and adults is to be comfortable with the person you are talking with and trust them. In a situation where a child/ adult feel frightened or undermined or not heard, he or she may not open up. The foundation of a good relationship is trusting, As Adults who work with children, we can help develop our relationship with them by doings things that build their trust. For example if we keep a promise we made to them, this will show the child we are trustworthy. It is important that find effective ways to communicate positively with children, young people and Adults.
Effective Communication is important with pupils because it maintains a good relationship between the Teaching and the pupil when developing these positive relationships. Children want to be in an honest and trustworthy environment. If they don’t feel that they can trust you they will find it hard to approach you and this could affect the child’s learning. Having a positive relationship will allow the child to feel more comfortable around the T/A which will inevitably create a good learning atmosphere for everyone. Consistency and Patience will help you build this relationship.
Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with Children Young people Adults Ans: Importance of effective communication with Children Communication is a key factor in developing positive relationships with human beings,the importance of effective communication with children can never be denied. Being a teaching assistant ,you have to model yourself in a best possible way to communicate with children as they learn and absorb your methods of communication. In order to develop and maintain positive relationships with children ,I have to communicate politely and clearly so that they can understand me. By using simple vocabulary and positive body language I can get their attention more easily and my friendly approach would make me trustworthy for them and they can discuss their problems or share their ideas with me. For example,in my placement,my friendly and polite attitude towards reception children makes it easy for them to bring their complaints to me;if they are hurt or hit by somebody.
Unit 301: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults 1.1) Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Effective communication is essential in order to work successfully with children parent’s and staff. It is important for teaching assistants to have the skills to listen and respond to the views of others. It is important to respect others by taking an interest on what they are saying through body language and sound of voice. By doing this you are creating a good example for pupils who will therefore learn from you on how to communicate positively with others.
In the next two paragraphs I'm going to give my opinion on what skills and qualities an effective early years practitioner should have. Early years practitioners should have skills such as listening, children have lots to say and you learn a lot about the children, it is a good relationship builder if the child knows you are going to listen to them and take in what they are saying, they will feel more comfortable to talk to you it also give you chance to show enthusiasm in what they are talking about and you can learn about the children's person interests which all comes down to good communication skills you have with them. Communication skills is also another important skill a practitioner should have as a lot of the role comes down to communication with children, other team members, parents, carers and outside agencies to build friendly and open relationships, the day to day running of the setting would not work if there was no communication between other staff members and parents/carers. From communicating with parents/carers and children you can show creative skills by planning fun and exciting activities for the children based on their interests, so the children will be willing to do the activity and develop their own skills in different areas. Qualities in a early years practitioner are patience, practitioners need to be patient and tolerant as some children can become demanding and want to be independent in what they are doing you need to give the children chance to do this even if you may be in a rush, sometimes you need to be tolerant of other staff members methods of work and dealing with problems if you feel that your own practice would work better.
It also makes you feel good about going to work. Understanding the children’s behaviour is essential because the staff can then decide how to control it and to sort out different activities. It can also promote the child’s learning. Supporting colleagues is essential because it makes you feel comfortable in work situations. If you do not have support then you may not feel comfortable enough to participate.