If they feel emotionally secure they are more likely to participate in the play and learning activities. Children need to have a strong relationship with the staff to feel comfortable and secure this will help them to enjoy themselves and less likely to show unwanted behaviour. It is important for adults to ensure that they have effective communication with their students; this will help keep the children comfortable and will also gain their trust. Without trust and honesty the children may feel like you are unapproachable and may keep their problems and worries to themselves and this may affect their learning. It is important that children are made aware of what is expected of them within school with regards to their behaviour and interacting with others.
When communicating with CYPA (children, young people and adults), listening to them and showing an interest in what they are saying, is vital for them to feel that what they have to say is worthwhile. If when they are talking to you, you start talking to someone else or start doing something else, they will quickly lose interest and stop talking. This may make the child not want to come to you in future, as they will feel you don’t listen to them. Smiling and looking friendly, displaying open body language, will help CYPA feel more comfortable in approaching you. Appropriate eye contact should be made, which will reinforce your interest to the individual.
. The strategies that can help in helping to minimise harming and being exploiting children, young adults and their families. The strategies minimise the risks of abuse and help children and young people to realise they have the rights to be safe, secure and free from harm. Respect should be earned, it shouldn’t be ordered or demanded and could be destroyed. If respect is established, the individual may confide in you and inform you of any changes in their family unit or how they feel about a certain situation that they feel isn’t right.
They will also be less likely to show unwanted behaviour because the carer will be able to recognise their needs and meet them. Positive relationships will help a practitioner plan more accurately, they will know what the child’s development needs are and plan for them. If the practitioner and the child have a positive relationship the practitioner will be able to read the child’s expressions and respond appropriately. Renouf (2007) maintains that children are influenced by what they see around them. In other words, they are influenced by their role models.
The tone of your voice is another factor towards building a relationship with children and young people. A calm, low voice makes you appear to the child as comforting and approachable. You must be patient and give children time to speak and recast if necessary, recasting is the correct way of saying a word a child says wrong, it is better for the child because they don’t see it as getting it wrong or being told off, rather just a reassurance that with practice and support from you they will get it right. Another way to help build
For example a child may not want to be friends with someone in their class any more, they may not enjoy being in their company and want to play with other children instead. We can support the child in ending this friendship by helping them explore their thoughts and feelings, talking to them about why they feel they should end it, what would be the pros and cons of ending it and how they plan to do so. By talking it through with a child care worker the child will be supported and informed so as they can make the best possible choice for themselves. When talking to the child we can show them support by ensuring they know that no matter their reasons for wanting to end the relationship that they will not be judged and that you are there for them no matter which decision they choose to make. There may come a time when we ourselves as child care workers need support in helping the child to end a relationship.
At this age we need to remember to comfort the child if they become upset and be someone they can speak to if they choose too, it is important we do not shout at children as this could cause them more upset and distress. Also we should be lively and energetic and enjoy taking part in activities they enjoy and provide new challenges for them. Primary schools- During this age it is important to listen to the children however the teaching assistant must make eye contact, lower themselves to the child’s level and speak to the child in a positive way. Children will start to learn boundaries during this time so it is about enforcing them in a positive and encouraging way. Encouragement is also important during all aspects of school life such as during lessons, their work, forming friendships and finding new things because this will help the children to try new things and to progress and move forward with their development and education.
Some students who lack in confidence may find it hard to communicate at all with us, so if we come across to that student in a positive and gentle manner they are more likely to open up to us and talk. We would not like to be spoken to in a negative way so therefore we should also be careful of how we speak to others too. It is important to communicate effectively in order that information is understood and to avoid confusion or delay. It is important to adapt the way we communicate, because different audiences require different communication styles, that way you have a better chance of being understood e.g in the way you would communicate with a child as to an adult. Communication is a two way process, it involves speaking, listening, hearing, understanding and replying.
Schools should be able to make children aware of what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, as this will also have a positive impact on their development. Any professional working with children or young people is responsible for the care and well-being of those children. When parents/carers leave their children with us, they must feel assurance and trust that we have the best interest of their child and will protect them from harm. We as professionals have a duty to care for all their needs, be it, physically and emotionally all their needs must be supported, so that they can have a positive development. A child or young person has the need to feel safe in their learning environment in order to be able to develop and achieve at an early age.
Explain why effective communication is important in developing relationships with children, young people and adults. Communication is very important in building a positive relationship with anyone, whether they are a child, young person or adult. Communication is important for developing relationships. It is like a “two way road”, it is how you interact with people and how you react to them. If we can get on with all types of people, including people of all ages (children and adults), all cultures and adults in a range of different contexts (colleagues, parents and other educational professionals), passing on information or exchanging information becomes easy, and therefore becomes more efficient As a result of inadequate communication, misunderstanding, confusion and even avoidance or confrontations may occur between the individuals or parties that are involved.