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

Demonstrate understanding of how to interact and communicate with adults in a childcare setting.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Demonstrate understanding of how to interact and communicate with adults. When approaching adults certain things need to be taken into consideration such as giving your full attention when an adult is speaking, eye contact, responding in the appropriate manner and in general showing respect to that adult. These all are needed to show you understand and to become aware of what is being said to you if it is an important issue. Also this improves communication skills when talking to adults as in the future these skills will be put to test and certain things will reply on them. There was many different staff that all had different roles amongst the nursery where I did my placement. Communication varied amongst different members of staff depending on what their role was. However the pressure eased a little as I soon found out there were other members of staff working there just like as they were college students who were doing NVQ's so therefore this gave me the ability to start speaking to them informally as I would with any other friend I would usually talk to. ...read more.

Middle

After the firs week I got used to talking formally with my supervisor who was the deputy manager and this made it easier for me to talk to her about certain things and also she didn't mind when I began talking a little informally to her as well. Talking to the children is completely different to whilst I was talking to the staff as many things change. When talking to an adult I would usually talk using long words which would be hard for the children to understand and function and I would take to them both formally and informally depends on who the member of staff was. When talking to children at the nursery hand gestures had to be used so children understand and take in what is being said to them, also I would have to get down to their level so they would participate more and this made them listen to myself and other staff when myself and other staff did not get down to the child's height when talking to them they would run riot as the child thought that it was not important to listen to what was being said. ...read more.

Conclusion

As the days progressed on children began talking to their parents about me saying how I would give them praise and how I would always play with them so therefore this lead to more parents talking to me and asking things such as how their child had done on that certain day and what target would be set for the next day, as the trust began to settle with myself and the parents, they began to trust me with things such as confidential information, for example if a parent wanted to tell me something confidential I would have said to them in a nice manner to take it up with the deputy manager who was mostly in charge of important information. I would have said this tot the parents because if any information leaked I would have not wanted to be blamed for something which I did not do and also as I was on work placement for just two weeks it did not concern me and what had to be done next with that certain child. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...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 Health and Social Care section.

Found what you're looking for?

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

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

4 star(s)

A well thought through essay. The writer has looked at their placement and discussed the different adults that they have come into contact. It could be enhanced by adding a little about confidentiality procedures that are in place with regards to parents.

Marked by teacher Sam Morran 28/03/2013

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 Health and Social Care essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Individual Needs in Health & Social Care

    3 star(s)

    Section 2: (p2) explain factors which affect every day needs of individuals. Lifestyle factors: 1. Personal hygiene: personal hygiene could include areas such as cleaning teeth regularly (at least twice a day) taking a daily bath or shower; keeping nails cleans and trimmed; and washing hair regularly.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Understanding effective communication

    care workers are going through the same issue when it comes to service user who got difficulties to understand the English language which is a factor that influence in health and social care setting. There can be a barrier if the person doesn?t speak or understand English very well.

  1. Justify responses where child maltreatment or abuse is suspected or confirmed, referring to current ...

    children and also promotes rules and procedures to be followed in the correct way. Overall following the correct procedures of the setting promptly is a response that can clearly refer to the humans right act 1998 ant the every child matter policy (2003).

  2. Discuss the care strategies that can be used to support individuals with each of ...

    The individual with severe MS will be incorporated into a care plan which will consist of a multi-disciplinary team this will include an occupational therapist , the OT will carry out a needs assessment and see where about around the house they are most at danger and how they can

  1. Argyle's and Tuckman's Theories of Communication.

    Stage four of Tuckmans theory is called performing, when the team starts to work together properly and get everything done. Everyone in the group knows what they?re doing and are assigned tasks together or even separately and the leader of the group won?t have to even interfere only when there are some disagreements.

  2. Health and social level 3 Unit 12 Public Health

    Healthy child development A healthy child development would benefit a child in their older stages. With the advantage of being brought up will healthy and ideal food, also in a healthy clean environment, a child?s development is bound to be successful.

  1. Understand ways to overcome barriers in a health and social care environment:

    Barriers associated with assumptions: Care workers need to take certain time to build strong interactive relations in order to understand needs of these people who use care services. The degree of making certain assumptions about stereotyping, labelling or degrees of prejudice is not a food example of making fun of people?s needs, feelings but also their circumstances.

  2. Complementary therapy in health and social care. Compare the role of two complementary ...

    This was found on the NHS Choice website (online: 2012). The main role of osteopathy is pain relief and the reduction of tissue inflammation due to this therapy looking at the whole person rather than just a certain area it is able to heal illness from neck pains, back pains to asthma, stress and depression.

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