Unit 1 E6/E7

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E6 Hear I will be providing information on how developing professional skills and study skills supports me during my training and my work with children. Having good communication skills in a setting is crucial for you as a practitioner. The communication between a Child, Parent and member of staff are all different, for example, you wouldn’t speak to a parent as you would a child. Children need you to be down at their level, also giving them good eye contact and your language and tone of voice should be appropriate to their age range. Communicating with a parent you need to be very direct, professional, friendly, address them how they like to be addressed and also remember the name of their child. The different skills required by practitioners: • Being an effective member of a team is important so we can all work together to support the children’s needs and development and to get along with each other to create a positive environment for the young children. This can produce a result where children are happy and feel safe in there school and feel confident to talk to their teachers. • Always be prepared to listen to whatever the young children want to speak to you about, maybe something they did with their friends or a more serious important issue they might say, always be prepared to listen, never walk away from a child communicating with you. • Polite manners is a good skill to have because children pick up on anything you might say and repeat it and learn it if it’s an unkind gesture or not saying please and thank you. You want to set a positive example so the young children can learn from you and so you don’t get angry or upset parents coming to you asking why your child has been saying these words if it’s unusual. E7 Study skills I need to complete my training successfully are note-taking so I can always refer to something and have it

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