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Self-reflection Essay. For TMA 01 I had to look at myself and my setting. As I was in a senior position. I found this task very interesting as I learnt many things that come with a senior role within a Nursery

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Since starting the E100 course in October 2010, I have learnt a lot from all areas of children?s care, learning and development but also a lot about myself and how I deal with each situation. This course has also taught me a lot about my setting and also other settings such as Sure Start Children?s Centres (SSCC), childminders, schools and nurseries. Each assignment has helped me learn new things about working with children, if I haven?t learnt anything new; the assignment has helped me have a new outlook on how I approach the situation or task which has developed my knowledge and understanding. I have shown below throughout this assignment what I have learnt during the course and each TMA. Myself, my setting and my learning For TMA 01 I had to look at myself and my setting. As I was in a senior position. I found this task very interesting as I learnt many things that come with a senior role within a Nursery, as I had just been appointed to the role I was still learning. This TMA definitely helped me learn what was important for my role. Especially managing staff, I wrote in TMA 01 about my role in keeping teamwork and healthy relationships in the work place, I referred to this comment back in my TMA and I feel this perfectly sums up how staff within the Nursery should behave, ?Successful teamwork requires a group of individuals to share the daily working experience in a positive and proactive manner. ...read more.

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We record a child?s development so we know how to plan for the child to encourage development in the areas they need the most help, we also make sure we plan activities to interest them so they will hopefully stay involved in the activities. As well as being aware of child development, it?s very important to remember all the information you record or information passed onto you by their parents/carers is confidential and should stay between only the members of staff necessary, this is part of safeguarding children. For my assignment I focused on transitions, as discussed in TMA 03, I wrote about John Bowlby?s theories on separation, ?John Bowlby believed in ?Attachment Theory? he thought the stronger the bond with carers/parents the more impact it has on the child?s life? (Young, 2010, 1) during this I realised, even more, how important a ?Key Worker? system is in the nursery ?Bowlby highlighted the significance of young children establishing a strong emotional attachment to a particular adult and the influence it can have on them as they develop relationships later in life.? (Study Topic 7, 19) Because of the key work M was able to settle easily into the new room but also comforting for his parents to realise that there was an adult in the room for M to be comforted by ?Parents, too, are often concerned when there is a change. A parent might ask, ?Will this be easily accomplished by my child??? (Study Topic 7, 17) ...read more.

Conclusion

was unaware to this theory before I started the course so I found it very interesting looking at the different schemas and watching the children to see which pattern they do follow. The most common ones in my Nursery are Transporting and Trajectory. Since starting this course I have been promoted to Deputy Manager of my Nursery, I feel doing this course has definitely helped me through this role as it?s made me think of many things I wouldn?t normally think of, such as advertising the nursery, having time out the room to complete planning and other paperwork and exploring activities in new places such as the outside area to name a few but if you look through my assignment you?ll see many more that I?ve spoke about. In the future I would like a Nanny job, it is much more intimate and I get to spend time with just the two children I will be a Nanny for rather than a big group of children when I would be with one other member of staff. Another perk would be I do not have to follow paperwork as much as I would have to in the nursery. As I will be Ofsted registered I do need to make sure I am following the EYFS but not to the same standard as it would in the Nursery. I plan to follow this course on and in October 2011 I plan to complete the E105 and courses thereafter, too. I have made a table below to show my short/medium and long term goals. ...read more.

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