Unit 002 1.1 - My current job role is as an 'Apprentice childcare worker'. My job purpose is to support the team leader and childcare staff to create a safe and stimulating childcare facility for children aged 0-12 years. To ensure appropriate activities are provided and support each child in reaching their full potential. My key responsibilities involve: * To assist and work closely with the children, other members of staff and parents. * To assist and implement and ensure that i follow agreed policies and procedures.
Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers. Ensure you give regular feedback to teachers on children's achievement, progress, problems etc. promote good behaviour, dealing appropriately with conflict and incidents in line with policy and procedures and encourage children to take responsibility for there own behaviour. Accompanying the children on school trips and out of school activities as required Provide clerical/admin support such as photocopying, typing, filing, money etc. Undertake children's record keeping as requested.
support each child in their learning and work with parents and carers as partners in children’s learning and development. understand your responsibilities in meeting the learning and development and safeguarding and welfare requirements of the EYFS. oversee the educational programmes to ensure that all areas of learning are includedand that assessment is consistent and used well to inform planning. promote equality and diversity and have a clear overview of the progress of all the children who attend. evaluate your provision, use this information to identify priorities for development and set challenging targets for improvement, with a focus on children’s achievements.
Working closely with parents I believe that it is important to work closely with parents as partners in their child’s care and early education. This is important so that we all get a picture of the whole child and what they can do at home as well as during their time in different settings. Parents are the experts on their children and therefore, regular communication between parents and me is of the upmost importance. This can be done at a suitable time, either at drop off or pick up, over the phone or by email, depending on the parent’s needs. When parents and practitioners work together, it has been shown to improve children's cognitive, social and emotional outcomes.
Support Children’ Care, Learning and Development in the Early Years As child care providers we have a responsibility to help children and young people grow and develop. We are able to do this b ensuring that we follow procedures and policies that help us implement the early years curriculum. We encourage staff to actively complete daily risk assessments that are to be completed before the children come in are also maintained throughout the day. We have a number of policies and procedures that we have to help the children feel safe and are able to access all aspects of holistic play and learning to help their overall development. All staff has had training in the following to help support and provide the early years curriculum:- 1) Training in planning 2) Risk assessments 3) First aid 4) Child Protection and safeguarding 5) Equality and anti-discrimination awareness We also ensure that all staff are made aware of the policies and procedures that are in place.
Diversity is to value that we are all unique and yet similar. We have different needs, interests, learning styles, language and personality etc. Inclusion is to incorporate all of the above into our environment to participate in play and learning, to promote positive outcomes and the opportunity to grow and develop, to feel valued and empowered to succeed. Within the setting I take the Role of Deputy Manager and Leader of a small team of Play Workers during focused learning time with children aged between 2-3 years, the children some of which I also am key person for. I come into contact with staff, visitors, parents, carers, children and other professionals on a daily basis.
* To strictly follow the nursery discipline procedures. * To work within the team assisting in planning daily activities. * Promoting a ‘teamwork’ environment alongside other members of staff and the children within the nursery. * Maintaining confidentiality at all times. * Ensuring my manager is aware of any incidents affecting the welfare of children in our care.
A positive environment for children is a place where a child can learn and develop in a safe secure environment. A setting should ensure that daily and annually risk assessments are recorded to make sure that the indoor and outdoor areas toys, furniture and equipment provided are suitable, clean and safe. The premises used should have appropriate heating, lighting and ventilation and where possible there is outside access to enable children to run and play and get fresh air. The building should be safe from intruders and all staff have CRB checks to ensure that children are safe. The setting should have adequate space for children to play and a good range of resources to enable children to choose and explore a variety of different activities to develop their skills and encourage independence and choice.
But more importantly, we can help these children with developmental disabilities create lives filled with dignity, respect and of meaning. Throughout my volunteer experience I assisted staff with tasks as directed, in support of individuals living in the home. I attended orientation sessions, volunteer meetings, and evaluations sessions as required. I was already up-to-date with agency information regarding all communications, rules and procedures conducted by the program. I provided support and guidance to individuals in the program.
A child's language development can be affected by the home environment, but also by childcare facilities, the community and the social interactions that they have within these environments. Home Environment Safety and comfort are crucial to learning; therefore a safe and nurturing environment is conducive to language development. The home needs to be a place where the child can open up and grow. A balance of individual time, parent involvement and group activities with other children are also needed. Parents who get involved and play interactive games with their children see much better results.