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Describe different types of communication and interpersonal interaction using example relating to your childcare work experience placement

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P1-Describe different types of communication and interpersonal interaction using example relating to your work experience placement There are many different types of communication that we use in everyday lives but within in the health and social care sector we tend to use a lot more different types. The reason for this is because to have to try and communicate with everyone not just the people you know. You need to able to receive and pass on information clearly and make sure that it has been understood. It is also important that people are relaxed and at ease, when talking to you, so they can tell you what is really bothering them. I'm going to look at four of the different types of communication and see how it relates to my work placement. The first form of communication that everyone uses is one-to-one spoken conversations, which is when two people are talking to each other. On my work placement I saw many examples of one-to-one with both the children and the staff. An example of this is when I didn't understand something I had a one-to-one conversation with one of the staff and they helped me to understand how things worked in that nursery or what I needed to do. ...read more.

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However art is a good way to show how you feel so when children are young it's good for them to do art. The reason for this is because it will give them a way to let their feelings out, instead of using violence. They might also not have the language to be able to express what they are feeling. A number of times we got the children to do art which all of them enjoyed. Everyday there was some sort of art activity going on. There was one day that I was the one doing the art with the children and we choose to make little flower, which was good, because all the children who took part had a different idea of how to draw the flower and different reasons for wanting to draw them. There was this one child who wanted to do lots of flowers so they could give it to their parents. Other children wanted to do it, because they saw their friends doing it, while others enjoyed using different colours to draw with. Also, it really nice to see how one idea can be changed into what the person who is doing it feels it should be through the use of colour, shape and background. ...read more.

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I was also given a printed guide of what was expected of me during my placement. I was also a copy of the different polices used in the nursery, such as; health and safety, equal opportunities and risk assessment. This was information that I needed to know and apply during my placement. The written format, allowed me to refer to it while working. As I got to know the staff, our communication became more informal, making it easier to discuss events and activities that we would be doing with the children. I was able to switch from having to be told to do things in a formal way to offering to do things in an informal way. For example, one of the play workers asked me to tidy up after an art activity. Later on in the week, I was able to ask her if she wanted me to give her a hand rather than waiting to be asked to do it. Another example was when talking with the children where I needed to be friendly and using informal language helped to make them feel at ease, but if they were misbehaving I had to change and become more formal to let them know that their behaviour was not acceptable. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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