Written Assignment 2 333 Assessment Criteria (6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4)

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Written Assignment 2 In this assignment the practitioner will be explaining how to support children's self-confidence and esteem, discuss some of the strategies used to help them protect themselves and make decisions about their safety. Additionally, the practitioner will analyse the importance of supporting resilience in children and explain ways of empowering children to enable them to make informed, positive choices that support their well being and safety. Assessment criteria 6.1, 6.3 It is vital children have self confidence and self esteem without these a child will not thrive and will find it difficult to succeed at school and in later life. Children need to be taught how to share, listen to others, take turns, how to deal with success and disappointment. Also they need to develop empathy. These are all part of positive self esteem, this in turn will lead to a child having self confidence, the ability to form good relationships and the development of skills which will help them cope with the things life throws at them. Within the setting, children are given strategies to help raise their self esteem leading to improved self confidence this, in turn, will help them protect themselves from harm and make decisions about their own safety. These strategies include circle time, pastrol support and nurture groups where children are encouraged to talk about their feelings in a safe environment. We also have an extensive enrichment program that allows children to gain new experiences thus building their self esteem. Children are also reminded by staff constantly not to run in school, not to swing on chairs and to tie shoe laces. these give all the power to the child to make decisions to keep them safe. Appropriate, specific praise and rewards and differentiated work also help improve self esteem. Assessment criteria 6.2 All children need to be
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