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An introduction to working with children

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Task 1 For children aged under 5 years old is crèches which is funded by local authority. The purpose of this setting is to give the parents an opportunity to go on holiday together and know that their child will be in a safe place while they are away. Parents who are often busy and have no one else to look after their child for them then this is a superior setting for them in which they could let their child stay with professional and caring people while they go shopping , holiday’s or work. Out of school clubs for children aged between 5 and 7 are run by the school themselves or by private business. The purpose of these clubs is to provide children and young people with a wide range of different experiences e.g. sports activities, extra curriculum activities or playing music. Young people who want to perhaps improve their education could attend these clubs and specialized people will help them gain that success. Young people could also socialise with new people and make new friends. A parent and toddler group for children aged less than 5 years is voluntary provision and gives an opportunity for parents/carers of young children to socialise with other parents/carers while giving their children the chance to make new friends with other children and to play. Parent and toddler groups can be really fun because the group organise days out with all the children and this helps the children to learn more and they will also enjoy it. ...read more.


Also if a child suffers from a medical condition e.g. a child is allergic to eggs and the practitioner notices that the teacher is offering cakes to that child then the practitioner should without delay pass that information onto the teacher because the child could get seriously sick if they ate the cake. It is important to keep information confidential because the parents may not want that particular information to be told to a relative or friend. So any kind of information the practitioner is told about a child or family then it should not be talked about outside of the setting or in a presence of a child or children, e.g. if you find out that a child has family problems or if there has been a bereavement in the family then it should remain only in that setting. So the parents/carer could feel that they could trust you. 4. When I find out where I will be going for my placement it?s always good to be prepared. I will plan my route out prior to the day e.g. know what bus I?m going to take so that I don?t be late on my first day and I should also know how long it?s going to take me to get there .I must aim to dress smart and informal. When working with young children I should also consider wearing: ?? Easy ? to ? wash clothing is always best when working with young children? (Child Care and Education 3rd Edition p.8). ...read more.


Also if a child has extremely poor hay fever then it will be best if the class do activities indoor during the summer and outdoor activities in the winter because during the summer the pollen is very high and that will cause problems for the child and could fall ill and if they don?t go out in the summer then the child will feel calm and not be anxious 6. My preferred learning style is Read/Write. By using textbook, handouts and notes in my studies it will help me learn more effectively. It will also help me during my exams because I will know which technique to use e.g. practise with multiple choice answers. In the past being unaware of my preferred learning style, I have drawn mind maps and diagrams to help me in my exams and studies that didn?t help me whatsoever because nothing was sticking in my head and this affected my exam results tremendously. So by knowing my preferred learning style I believe it will help a lot in my future exams and studies. 7. Ways in which the practitioner could show positive attitudes when working in a childcare setting are being responsible and reliable e.g. If the teacher asks the practitioner to perhaps take a child to another class then it?s the practitioner?s responsibility to look after that child so that the teacher will recognize that they could rely on that practitioner. Also other ways could be respecting parents, contributing ideas in a classroom discussion, participating in a team and using communication skills with the staff and young children. ...read more.

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