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Cach L2 unit 5. Professional Attributes - A non- judgemental approach to practice Time keeping Attendance Attitude to work Awareness of childrens development

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D1 1. A non- judgemental approach to practice 2. Time keeping 3. Attendance 4. Attitude to work 5. Awareness of children?s development D2 A non-judgemental approach to practise- this means to make a conscious effort not to be critical of the actions or thoughts of others. It is important to keep a non-judgemental approach because you will be working with children; it?s not good to judge others in front of children because they may copy your behaviour. It is not good to judge children either; this can cause them to be upset and self conscious of them selves. Time keeping and attendance- Timekeeping and attendance is extremely important in an Early Years setting, for both the children and the members of, many people rely on you to be carrying out your responsibility- this includes the team, the parents and the children. Poor attendance and punctuality, even at the earliest age, can affect achievement in later life. Establishing good habits from the start helps children to settle more quickly and the routine of regular attendance and good time keeping will serve your child well for the rest of their school career and throughout their life. ...read more.

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You ensure them that everything is going to be okay and you put the paper in a locked filing cabinet where no one can get into. D6 The ways where I can prepare for employment is going out to the job centre and looking for a job, looking at advertisements. I would need to prepare a curriculum vitae (CV), knowing where to look for advisements, finding out more about the setting, preparing letters of application, practising interview techniques (knowing what questions to ask and how to look presentable). D7 Diversity is the differences and uniqueness of different people. Diversity is where people come from different cultures. When you are working in a nursery setting, you are going to be working with children from a variety of background. It is reflected in many ways including: 1. The language they may speak 2. Their culture 3. Beliefs 4. Care needs Arranging activities will encourage children with special need to socialise fully with other children. Activities such as: hand printing will help children to understand that there are many colours in the world and just because a person is a different colour from you, you shouldn?t treat them any different. ...read more.

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A It is important to find out information about where you are working so that you are prepared for the questions at the interview, when the interviewer is asking you questions you have to look enthusiastic and eager to answer and ask questions. When you are going to a job interview you must present your self appropriately because they will always judge you on first impressions. It is important that you dress smartly and that you do not over dress. Finding information about the setting will help you answer questions and help you ask them questions for yourself about the job. A* Communication skills are some of the most important skills that you need to succeed in the workplace. We talk to people face to face, and we listen when people talk to us. Furthermore, by continuing to learn, I can re-awaken part of myself and reconnect with the world that the children?s inhabit. I can rediscover the frustrations of not being able to understand fundamental concepts or master essential skills, and I can again experience the joy of success and the fear of failure. I can remind myself of the value of the great teacher and of great teaching. I can experience firsthand the hurdles we place in front of those who wish so much to learn. ...read more.

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Some useful information presented regarding the features of a good childcare professional such as being punctual and having a good attitude. Most of the areas are covered satisfactorily but there is room for improvement. Some examples to illustrate points would be beneficial

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