• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

'Children generally might benefit in terms of their cognitive development from nursery care, but at the same time might suffer emotional deprivation because they experience separation. 'A personal study into the effects of daycare.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Hannah Eyre 'Children generally might benefit in terms of their cognitive development from nursery care, but at the same time might suffer emotional deprivation because they experience separation.' A personal study into the effects of daycare. The attachment theory suggests that children need strong relationships which their primary carers and that this bond or relationship begins in the first few months of a baby's life. For most babies and children, the primary carer is their mother or father. It is generally accepted that when children do not have a strong bond with a primary carer, they find it difficult to socialise and develop relationships with others. The child staying at home with their parent has a number of advantages. For example; the first emotional attachment is usually with the parent. Therefore, if the child is put into day care, this may cause distress as it involves being detached from that primary carer. ...read more.

Middle

The child also needs a daily routine and have some emotional contact with one member of staff. Kagan et al. (1980) found that day care need not have harmful effects on a child's development. Another study in Sweden by Anderson (1992) and the conclusion was that day nurseries had few negative effects, and some children appeared to benefit from the care given. Although, day care in Sweden is of very high quality because of the high funding it receives. Therefore, this shows that high-quality day care has no negative effects. An alternative form of day care is childminding. People seem to prefer this because it happens to be more similar to what care the child might get at home. However, a study by Bryant et al. (1980) found that some childminders were excellent but others didn't provide a stimulating environment and the children in their care were failing to flourish. ...read more.

Conclusion

It is in terms of individual differences whether children may benefit from day care, but most do as long as it is good-quality. If the mother lacks in sensitivity or they are insecurely attached at home the child may benefit from day care. On the other hand, if the quality of day care is low, children may not thrive. From all of the information I have gathered; I have come to a recommendation to any parents considering day care. I think that the child is always better off at home with their parent if they have a secure attachment. If this is not possible, I think they should make sure the nursery is of good-quality, and make sure the child will acquire lots of attention from one member of staff, so they can make an attachment with that person. The parent should go and visit the nursery with the child first. So the child can become familiar with the new surroundings. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Child Development section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Child Development essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Child Development - Child Study

    4 star(s)

    Jacks diet is such that he will get all the minerals he needs from the food he eats. Comparison of Jack's intake with the norm Nutrient Jack Norm Energy 1501 1500-1700 Protein 27.8 20 Carbohydrates 117.2 160 Sugar 22.8 33 Fat 14 22 Saturated fat 6.2 10 Fibre 12.4 18 Sodium (as salt)

  2. Child development - Study of a child

    Play is the essential joy of childhood and are also the way children learning about themselves, their environment and the people around them. As they play, children learn to solve problems, get along with other people and control their bodies as they improve their creativity and develop leadership skills.

  1. Child development

    The outcome was; paediatrician. Question 7 Which of the following screening tests did you receive? Total Blood pressure 5 Uterus checked 5 Urine tests 5 weight 2 This shows me that it is very common to have all of these tests.

  2. For my child development study I am going to observe how a child shows ...

    After around 10 minutes we had made about 20 play dough balls and had none left. Hilary had rolled the play dough into quite large balls. So I decided that we could make imaginary play and make food out of them.

  1. CHILD DEVELOPMENT

    They will be more independent by toileting, feeding, dressing with there personally care issues. Gross motor skills. They can run more safely now and able to avoid obstacles, they are climbing higher and more challenging frames, They can throw a ball and catch it at approx 3 years of age,

  2. ikea case study

    avoid being associate to child labor or, as it is always an option, Ikea could choose the option to do nothing concerning this issue. Evaluation of alternatives All the proposed alternatives brings out some pros and cons that will be described in the next paragraphs in order to choose the best option for Ikea in this situation.

  1. Discuss the nature-nurture debate in relation to individual development.

    their friends; this again can cause the teenager to become emotional as they have to choose. Teenagers can freely gain information about peer pressure as well as drugs and alcohol from their doctors or local centre as well as asking their parents.

  2. Child development study - I will compare my visits and look at Aroushs development ...

    purposely Will want to be close to familiar faces Enjoys others company Uses fingers to feed themselves May drink from a feeding cup Is learning through trial and error Can understand simple instructions Imitates simple words Learns first words Talks in baby language Will pick up toys and hand them

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work