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  1. Skills & Qualities of a Nursery Nurse

    * Being able to communicate and listen to your children * Being efficient, expressive and creative * Being observant, loving and caring * Being organised and practical * Enjoying children and playing with them * Handling emergency situations * Having a vivid imagination * Teamwork and stress management * Understanding child behaviour and care Qualities: * An enthusiastic, cheerful and friendly personality * Communication and listening skills * Patience with all children, but especially with those with behavioural problems or special educational needs A calm nature and the ability to keep a cool head in a crisis * Team working skills and the ability to get on with adults (parents, colleagues and childcare professionals)

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  2. Evaluation Of How A Nursery Can Meet A Child's PIES

    This is because I felt that my viewpoints and judgement might be contrasted with somebody else?s, this would result in both of us not asking particular questions and having a limited data. I was only able to interview three nursery staff out of five due to the busy schedule. I did, however, get a wide range of views from the nursery nurses I asked, each of the nursery nurses were polite and helpful in answering the questions and patient in waiting for me whilst I wrote on the notebook.

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  3. Early Years Care Values

    Confidentiality- this means keeping things isolated. It is important to keep things secluded, so that the children stay safe from hazard. Parental authorisation is needed to pass information on about the children to people outside the nursery. Nurseries should store the confidential information safely so it is secure from getting into an erroneous persons hands for example, nursery staff in Alperton should have locks on cupboards and passwords on computers. If a person came to the nursery asking for information about a certain child, the nursery staff should not give them any info and they should question the person about their identity and their connection with the child.

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  4. Communication in Healthcare

    Facial Expressions Facial expressions are movements of the face that shows a person?s feelings. For example; smiling shows happiness and frowning shows sadness. Gestures Gestures are deliberate movements of the hands to express a meaning. For example; thumbs-up can show an agreement or pleasure and rising you fist can show anger or aggression. Touch or contact Touch or contact is physically touching a person to show an emotion. For example; placing a hand on a person?s arm or shoulder can be seen as reassuring them.

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  5. Private Sector and Public Sector in Childcare

    Privacy legislation usually calls organisations in the public sector a public body or a public authority. Advantages of public sectors is that public control the services and therefore the profit margins are kept low. The costs of using public sectors are covered from the taxpayer therefore people are unlikely to go to debt. The government directly controls public sectors, therefore public sectors cannot be used inappropriately. However, there are disadvantages like the money that is used comes from the taxpayers, therefore there would be a limitations of money to spend on certain things so won?t be valued.

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  6. Informal Carers And Their Influence On Children

    A hug from a grandparent, for example, can effect a child?s emotional development. If grandparents are openly loving, and in harmony they will have a development effect on the child, which has a positive effect on his or her continuing development. That child will tend to be firmly attached, pleasant-sounding in his/her relationships, and tolerant of familiarity as an adult. In contrast, contact with an emotionally voracious grandparent leaves a child underprivileged, anxiously attached, and hurting. The child might feel anxious about starting school and will probably settle with some reassurance. Grandparents are a vital in children emotional development because children begin to learn how to cope with their feeling by observing people surrounding them during early childhood.

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  7. Describe the Training and Qualification of Nursery Nurses

    on outings * Feed and change babies * Observe children and make notes for use in reports * Work to Early Years Foundation Stage standards on child learning * Make sure the children are safe and well at all times (safeguarding) * Report any concerns to your manager, such as signs of abuse. The duties may include acting as a key worker for one or more children, monitoring their progress and sharing information about their development with their parents and guardian.

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  8. Unit 4 P1 -Human Lifespan - Conception and Development

    Gestation is when the foetus develops into a baby. Gestation takes 9 months, more or less. There are three month periods called trimesters of the physical development of a zygote. The first trimester is when the foetus still looks like a baby lizard. You can start recognizing its head, spinal column and cord on its back, and a very visible umbilical cord running along its front stomach attached to the mother. When the baby is still in its first trimester, it is legally allowed to get an abortion.

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  9. Explain barriers to communication within a health and social care environment

    Message understood it is important that health and social care workers are aware of this cycle so that they understand the message that is being sent. These messages also do not have to be spoken messages, and people code and send messages using body language. A child for example, may not be able to send messages to the nursery nurse of what they want by speaking to them, but the nursery nurse by observing the communication cycle will be more likely to know what they want.

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  10. P4: Explain potential differences in care needs of individuals at different life stages

    Finally our social care needs involve a person?s relationships and maintain health social relationships. It is important that all of these care needs are provided for people at different life stages for them to grow and develop as a healthy individual person. Combining these health needs together is known as catering for a person?s holistic needs. Each individual has basics physical needs. Everybody has the need for a healthy balanced diet and water. However, there may be differences to what a healthy balanced diet will be made up of regarding the age of a person.

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  11. Fawkham Manor Hospital - technology used and health and safety

    Surgeons- Surgeons are doctors who specialize in cutting of human or animal. Surgeons take the practicals approach in treating patients and are often under pressure by Qualifications It can take up to 12 years to become a surgeon, so it often means you need to be commited. Surgeons go through the similar process of a physicians such as studying a 3 year degree, then going to medical school. In medical school,they do a 5 year degree in medicine and surgery.

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  12. GCSE Unit 3 - Types of Health & Designing a Healthcare Plan.

    This is also an example of negative meaning of health because the person is not doing anything to look after their health. Holistic definition: A holistic definition of health accesses health based on a combination ofphysical, intellectual, emotional and social factors. Literally it looks in all parts of a person?s health. This definition is based on Maslow?s hierarchy of needs. For example Paula Radcliffe, the British marathon runner, offers a good example of someone with a holistic attitude to health.

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  13. Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care setting

    death or also a major Injury * A incident that leads towards someone being absent from work for at least 3 days * A reportable disease An example of this would be that working with children a teacher had gotten hurt by falling down the stairs in the workplace. She was out of work for at least a week because she had broken her leg and she had a purple bruise growing. This is a influence towards the health care setting because they help people with injuries and because of this legislation this means that they can help people faster because they know what?s going on.

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  14. Explain possible priorities and responses when dealing with two particular incidents or emergencies in a health or social care setting

    You should respond by making sure that the spilled medication is cleaned up so there are no more accidents. Then make sure that the colleague who has spilled the chemical has been dealt with and make sure that this type of accident does not happen again. Also make sure that you know what the cause of the accident was and who was responsible and also make sure that * What are your priorities towards an accident like this? My priorities towards an accident like this would be that you need to look at the children as they are your priorities and make sure that each of the children are fine and in good care with the nurses that they are with and that everything is fine with all the other nurses.

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  15. Public Health Unit 12 P1 Describe key aspects of public health in the UK

    Health problems can rise in America, whereas in the United Kingdom it can be very low. Although the basic purposes of monitoring are few, the uses for monitoring data are many and have been well described elsewhere. The purpose of a particular monitoring system may depend on the level of understanding a population and its health problems and the causes of particular health problems. If the population and its health status are well understood, the principles purposes of monitoring would be able to assess the effectiveness if interventions or controls and to detect new problems. When a new problem is recognised, the initial working definition may be general and may be a combination of symptoms and signs.

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  16. Outline relevant legislation relating to preparing, cooking and serving food

    Under this Act it is the responsibility of all food businesses and organisations or establishments serving food to; * ensure they do not include anything in the food, remove anything from the food or treat the food in any way that would result in it becoming harmful to the people eating it * Ensure that the food served or sold is not labelled or advertised in any way that is not of the nature, substance or quality which consumers would expect * Ensure that the food is not labelled, advertised or presented in a way that is false or misleading The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene)

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  17. Michael Argyle's communication cycle and Tuckmans stages of group interaction.

    The communication cycle is up-front and it goes step by step. * An idea occurs: this is when the individual knows they want to start communicating. An example may be if a child is at a nursery and he or she wants something they will start to communicate as they start to think about what they need or want. During Tina and Mary?s interaction, Tina has too think about what she is going to say to Mary, she realises Mary has an exam and decides to base the conversation about how the exam went.

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  18. M2 Outline a two-day diet plan for two service users with specific dietary needs

    Snack two – A fat-free yoghurt of 6oz with added vitamin D. This will give the necessary carbohydrates for energy and some calcium and vitamin D. Dinner – 5 ounces of boiled chicken breast, with a cup of boiled broccoli, 2/3 cup of brown rice and ½ a cup of ice cream. Here Bill will be getting protein from the chicken breast, essential vitamins including iron from his broccoli which is another of his five a day, enough carbohydrates for energy from his rice but not too many to worsen his condition and he is also getting a treat, not depriving him from something sweet for the day.

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  19. Action Plan For Research Into The Role Of A Pre-School Teacher.

    Some parents have fees paid by colleges. Montessori nursery has seven staff in, but on different days or times. Montessori nursery is a pre school nursery which means that children from the age of 1 month can start going there up to the age when they start reception ? age 5. Even though the nursery is not funded my the government, every child enjoys the nursery and has lots of arts and craft stuff, and gets to go on day trips like: * Going to the zoo * Going to the farm * Going to book shops The nursery is just like a normal house, which is quiet good because then that means that they will feel more comfortable because it like a normal lay out of a house.

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  20. I am going to explain the five barriers to effective communication within a health and social care environment

    The other barrier to communication in health and social care is Cultural differences. Communication can be difficult between two cultures. For example, it is seen as polite and respectful to make eye contact when speaking to someone in western culture, but in other cultures, for example in East Asia, it can be seen as rude and defiant.

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  21. Report on risk assessment process relating to everyday activities.

    Putting control measures into action and making sure that you are bothered to do it, for example if you buy a fire extinguisher if there is a fire you don?t just leave it there, you use it. Review your assessment and update if necessary: You review and update the things which needs updating. Review your assessment in case things have changed and record the important things which you have found with your risk assessment forms. Everyday hazards are: - personal care, hobbies/ leisure, work/ education, mobility& travel.

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  22. CACHE Level 2: Unit 6 Write an account of HOW you promoted a safe environment in your setting.

    Put away all equipment used during activity time 3. Put all their rubbish into the bin An example of when I passed on relevant information about a child to the appropriate member of staff in a suitable way? for example: 1. Told the Head practitioner in my class room that a child would be picked up earlier than usual as their parents have said so. 2. Informed a member of staff of a child?s behaviour towards another child. Unit 6 Task 3 Describe how a meal or snack time that I have been involved in was a learning situation for children.

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  23. Health and social level 3 Unit 12 Public Health

    Promoting the health of the population Health-promoting activities to reduce ill health in the population, for obesity this might include campaigns encouraging people to be more active or eat more fruit and vegetables. Planning and evaluating the provision of health and social care Assessing the provision of relevant health services and whether or not they are having sufficient impact on the problem. In the case of obesity this might include assessing whether or not, local services can meet the demand for weight management advice.

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  24. Strategies and procedures used in health and social care.

    By doing this it help for agencies to set up care plan on individual and help keep them safe from harm and to prevent abuse from happening . Safeguarding adult: These are set of standards set up, defined as service model or way of delivery services. This is to make sure that the service given is up to quality standard Human right in health and social care are service forces on delivery service to people without taking away their rights e.g.

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  25. Unit 11 M3 describe legislation and regulations, working strategies and procedures used in health and social care to reduce the risk of two types of abuse

    This act is under review and may change. Enhanced criminal record checks show everything, even cautions, and employers in certain areas must request enhanced criminal records checks where people work with children and vulnerable adults The Police Act There are a number of acts that order police activity. The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 allows the taking of fingerprints and DNA samples in an effort to crack down on anti-social behaviour.. It also allow for CRB (Criminal Record Bureau)

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