Unit CYPOP 14 – Support Children & Young people to have positive relationships L.O 1.1- Identify the different relationships children and young people may have Parents Carers Siblings Family Friendships Emotional/sexual Acquaintances Extended family Healthcare providers Social workers Teachers Childminders Neighbours. L.O 1.2 – Explain the importance of positive relationships for development and wellbeing Positive relationships are important as they will help children feel more secure and happy in the setting. If the child feels secure they are less likely to have any separation anxiety and more likely to get involved in play and other activities which will help their overall development. A child who has positive relationships is more likely to talk more and develop their language skills. They will also be less likely to show unwanted behaviour because the carer will be able to recognise their needs and meet them.
When communicating we should think about our choice of words, body language, eye contact, listening and how we respond. A young person will look to their teacher/support as a role model; therefore professional clear communication is very important. If a good relationship has been developed between students and their role models they are more likely to feel comfortable talking to them and will feel that they are approachable. More beneficial support to the young people is more likely and so this will have a good impact on learning and social skills. When communicating we should consider many things to be a positive effective role model.
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.
Positive relationships enable information to be communicated far more effectively. Working in a school this will benefit pupils when you are dealing with parents or carers as they will be more willing to get involved in the child or young person’s education and care. Building and maintaining positive relationships and effective communication with pupils will help them know and understand what is expected of them and acceptable boundaries. In order to develop positive relationships with children, young people and adults effective communication is vital. To effectively communicate we must: • think consciously (everyone is an individual) • explain (be clear, use appropriate language) • listen actively ( occasional nods and eye contact) • be true to our word (say what you mean, mean what you say) • recall (repeat snippets of what has been said to you) • have empathy (non-bias understanding of others situations) • clarify and question (ask the other party if they understand what you have said ) • body language (your own and reading the other persons) Not putting the above skills into practice will create barriers to effective communication and positive
Unit 301 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults Outcome 1 Understand the principles of developing positive 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 As teaching assistants, in order to communicate effectively, we need to be very clear in what we say. Children, young people and adults need us to communicate what is expected of them so they learn the boundaries of professional relationships and children can learn to communicate effectively themselves. Understanding boundaries is paramount. Teaching assistants need to be friendly but firm and know the limits of each to avoid disagreements with children and adults. 1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults Being a teaching assistant involves working closely with individuals and groups of children, my relationship with children must be professional.
1. – Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Communicating effectively within the school setting, young people and adults are very important to enable strong relationship to build between children, young people and adults. To developing positive relationships with the children is the main key to a happy and calm environment. Without a positive and supportive attitude there will be no trust and honesty between yourself and the children.
Effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults in all aspects of life and at any age whether it would be with relatives, friends, neighbours, colleagues or even total strangers. Also effective language skills are essential for children to access the curriculum. In the classroom, spoken language is the main way that teachers teach and children learn. Therefore if the skill of communicating in an effective manner isn’t learned or grasped at an early age then it could lead to various difficulties in terms of interacting with other people. In my experience, good communication is also important when clear expectations and boundaries are established and point made as plainly and as simply as possible.
This applies to the way the parents feel about us too, perhaps they will be more open to discussion as they will feel valued and welcome. Good working relationships will enable staff to rely on each other to pull together and help the nursery reach its highest potential. K3C155 – The relevant legal requirements which cover the way I relate to and interact with children include The Children’s Act 2004. This act was designed with guiding principles in mind for the care and support of children. These are: • To allow children to be healthy • Allow children to remain safe in their environments • Help children to enjoy life • Assist children in their quest to succeed • Help make a positive contribution to the lives of children • Help achieve economic stability for our children’s futures.
It will also help him to have a positive view on the way that people relate to and treat each other. The positive attachment that we have formed will help him to feel good about himself and his environment and he will want others to feel the same way. A child who forms positive attachments will grow into an adult who is able to form and maintain positive relationships in later life. As he had negative relationships with other adults in his life it will teach him positive attachments can be formed even when previous ones have failed. 1.4 Explain the role of carers in supporting C+YP to form positive attachments.
Sharing responsibilities such as demonstrating effective communication, continuing with professional development. Effective communication within the classroom is essential, as a teaching assistant, this would entail relaying messages from parents to the teacher or teachers, this communication would follow through with the teacher addressing the issue with the parents.