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Childcare Project Psychology. I wanted to experiment and see if by putting children into Day care such as nurseries can effect childrens development or a change in their behaviour.

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Childcare Project (Day care Questionnaire) Aim-From previous research psychologists have discovered that a child should form an attachment/bond with their primary career which is normally the mother between the ages of 0- 2 1/2. This is also known as the Critical Period. Following that research it was then discovered that after the Critical Period there is a Sensitive Period. The sensitive period is where the child should still be around their primary career most of the time; this is done through the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 years. Even though young children should be around their primary career most of the day, children are now put into Day Care to be looked after workers. In some cases babies are put into nurseries at very young ages so the mother can return to work, this is stopping an attachment forming. Bowlby suggests that a child being away from their primary carer 0- 2 1/2 years will have a serious effect on children's development. This suggests that mutual and psychical retardation and behaviour problems will occur. This is known as Maternal Deprivation Hypothesis. Following this research I wanted to experiment and see if by putting children into Day care such as nurseries can effect children's development or a change in their behaviour. ...read more.

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This is where research is done, observing someone as long as there in a situation where you can observe. This was because in some cases I gave the Questionnaire to parents to fill out and give it back to me at a later date. 1. Results. (Closed Questions)- Through my Day Care questionnaire I used five questions which were known as closed questions. These questions can only give one single answer; these questions can prompt individuals before using an open question. An example of a closed question which I used in my questionnaire is 'Please specify the age of your child/children that attend Day Care' From a range of closed questions I was able to find out the most common age parents put their children into Day Care and for how long they had/have been using the service. In general my questionnaire collected data that the children were using the Day Care were generally cheerful about going to Day Care and returning home. There was only a small percentage whose parents had commented on some behavioural difference since starting Day Care this could be because of how young the child was when first put into Day Care. ...read more.

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1-3 3-6 6-9 10+ ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4. What age do you think is most suitable and best to put a child into Day Care and please state why? 0-1years 1-2years 2-3years 3-4years 5years+ ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5. How do your child/children react to you when you pick up your child/ren from Day Care? Do they seem happy that you're back with them, explain the childs behaviour? ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6. How long has your child/children been in Day Care for? Days Weeks. Months Years 7. Do the workers of the Day Care take their time when you drop and pick up your child/children, or are they seen as 'aggressive' and rush you to go. Does this affect your child/ren in any kind? Comment. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 8. Do your child/children feel and look generally happy about going to Day Care and leaving Day Care? Yes No 9. Have you noticed any behavioural differences in your child/children since attending Day Care services? Please state if there are any. Yes No ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10. From your previous experiences you do think staff are loving and caring and remain calm in all situations, which is a great example to your children? Yes No 11. Staffs are fun, cheerful and easy going who getting down to the child's level and don't speak down to them and make them feel negative about themselves? How far do you agree? Yes No ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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