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.
Unit 028 Outcome 1 | Unit Title: Develop Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Others Involved in their Care. Outcome Title: Be able to develop positive relationships with children and young people. | 1.1 1.2 1.2+1.3 | I feel it is important to have positive relationships with children and young people because if the children feel comfortable and reassured around me I will gain their trust. The children then feel happier when leaving parents/carers, also helping to improve their confidence. Seeing things from the child’s point of view will help towards a positive relationship in a way that they will feel respected and understood.
Always think about the way you relate to others and the message that this gives out, misunderstanding can lead to bad feeling. Effective communication does not happen by chance. The Importance of good working relationships in the setting This will be beneficial to everyone as you will be able to carry out your role more effectively. It is very supportive to work positively together by creating a happy and welcoming atmosphere, which forms a positive environment for pupils. LO 1.2 The principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults Effective Communication This is the key area for developing relationships with others and it covers many different forms of communication.
Building trust with parents or carers will result in them knowing that the nursery is a very good place for their child as it offers a great amount of help and support, which is especially important for new parents or carers. Other professionals It is also important to partner with other professionals as they will offer the support and services, where needed, to improve the overall development of the child. For example, a speech and language therapist may assist a child with communication difficulties. Another example would be a play therapist to diagnose, prevent or resolve a child with psychosocial challenges. Multi-disciplinary teams It is very important that everyone in a multi disciplinary team work in partnership.
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.
Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour TDA 3.4- 1.1- Summarise the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour. Behaviour Policy- the behaviour policy is in place to promote good behaviour. At St Peters the policy aims to; ensure each child works towards their full potential and promote their self-esteem, to help children to develop lively enquiring minds and the ability to question and discuss rationally while using their initiative, and to create a happy secure and stimulating environment through the work of staff, parents and governors where both the children and adults feel valued, while helping children acquire skills, concepts and knowledge relevant to future life and to make a positive contribution to the life of the local community and their environment, to promote excellence through achievement, progress and effort, and to develop a respect for Christian and moral values and those of other faiths. To achieve these aims all staff work hard to promote a relaxed, friendly and purposeful atmosphere in which people are always welcome and where trust and respect play an important part, to respect the equal human rights of all our children, staff and other members of the school community and to educate children about equality. Helping children to learn how to learn and encourage them to become lifelong learners through their learning styles.
Expressing thoughts and ideas – in order to encourage children and young adults to talk about what they learned and what they think, or encourage them to express themselves imaginatively, communication skills are also needed. Effective communication is also needed when giving and receiving support. Very often children and young adults need reassurance and comforting, and it is very important how professionals use their communication skills to build child’s self- confidence. It is also important to reward child’s or young persons efforts by giving them time and
They also need to respect themselves, others and their environment. They become positive about themselves and their learning when adults value them for who they are and when they promote warm and supportive relationships with them. Expressing themselves creatively and experiencing a spiritual dimension in life enhances children’s sense of well-being. Life is full of challenges and struggles. Therefore being flexible and having a positive outlook on learning and on life is crucial.
It is important that adults demonstrate effective communication with each other, by doing this you are being a good role model and showing children how to communicate and how to develop positive relationships. By doing this they will be more likely to copy you and go on to develop positive relationships themselves. Good communication between children, staff, parents etc prevents problems and misunderstandings occurring and helps to develop and maintain positive relationships as there is mutual trust. If problems with a child do occur, by having a positive relationship with their parents the issue will be resolved quickly and effectively. Also parents will be more prepared to share relevant information and give
This will then help to build a good relationship. The communication between a child's parent and a teacher is vital within a childs development. The more involved a parent becomes in their child's education the better the child is likely to perform. If a teacher uses effective communication skills with their pupils parents, and listens to the parents needs, suggestions etc, this will help them to understand the child better and make for a better learning environment. The will again realise that the teacher understands their individual needs and will feel comfortable and relaxed in their company.