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  1. Child care unit 2 level 2 - child development 0 to 5 years old.

    may start taking few steps 15 months Walking and may start throwing a ball 18 months Running 2 years Climbing up and down stairs 3 years Catching objects and stars jumping 4 years Riding a tricycle 5 yeas Dancing rhythmically, climbs , skips and hops Newborn babies have little control over their bodies. As they get older, theses reflexes disappear and babies begin to develop voluntary skills. To gain complete control children will need to master two different types of skills 1.

    • Word count: 710
  2. A Day in the Life of a Nursery Nurse

    10:50: Supervise children outside/ tidy up the toys and reset the tables for afternoon play / set the lunch tables (it depends on the day of the week because we have a rota). This is physical, social and intellectual as the child would be playing outside or indoors depending on the week and would be learning the format of the Alperton nursery. The child would also interact with people surrounding them. 11:40: change nappies and take children to the toilet (only those who are potty training)

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  3. The Children Act 2004 and Abuse.

    Staff in Alperton Nursery be acquainted with that child abuse can and does happen in all types of families. The different social and cultural backgrounds of the children do not establish barriers to child abuse and in most circumstances children are abused by individuals known to them, rather than strangers. Child abuse can take many formats, but all case in point can be generally characterised under one of four headings; neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. Neglect is the tenacious failure to meet elementary physical and psychological needs, which may result in the serious deficiency of the child?s health and development.

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  • "For both Rousseau and Wollstonecraft, childhood represented a crucial phase of self-development. Discuss this aspect of their thought."

    "In conclusion it is clear to see from both Jean-Jacques Rousseau's and Mary Wollstonecraft's writings that they both believed that childhood was a crucial phase in a person's self-development. It was important for them to try to relate their beliefs to the general public which is why they emphasise it in their books, and also the reason that they write about it so successfully is because of their own personal experiences in their own childhood which seems to have provided them with a solid base to work upon in their adult life."

  • This assignment will discuss and critically analyse maternal welfare, observing the effects of alcohol on the growing fetus.

    "To conclude, the health status of a human being at whichever point in their lifetime is determined by the associations of numerous influences, for the most part arising from their biology, their social and economic circumstances, their own psychology and behaviour, and the occasion of 'random' actions. A number of these influences were active only for a short time in that individual's earlier developments, but they have left permanent damage to the child. The condition of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and its effects is just not widely known to people in this country so it is important that awareness is raised. There currently is no way to predict which babies will be damaged by alcohol; the safest course is not to drink at all during pregnancy this will optimise your chances of a healthy baby. Furthermore, all women who drink should stop as soon as they think they are pregnant. By developing learning environments that respond to the unique challenges of a child with FAS/E, one can provide an important link in the chain of support needed to assist these children to succeed in the school and in the community."

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the concept of age as a marker for development? Discuss with reference to at least two of the following topics: infant temperament, the development of perception, cognitive development

    "In conclusion, most children do not learn or understand problems and ideals at the same rate. Children react differently to their surroundings and can perform better at certain tasks if that particular task involves something they can relate to, for example, the naughty teddy. This is a major disadvantage when using age as a marker for development as the child may be expected to act a certain way or produce different results than expected. Many of the criticisms of Piaget surround his underestimation of childhood capabilities and also the age at which the cognitive developments are said to take place. There are obviously many advantages to using the age as a marker for development, with reference to Piaget's stage theory. Many developmental psychologists use related age boundaries to discern the developing periods in a child's life. Also, many schools have revised their teaching approach and are now using Piagetian principles in the classroom. (Driscoll 1994). While possibly not wholly precise, Piaget's stage theory nonetheless provides a thorough explanation of the order in which Western children seem to develop and can be used by carers and teachers alike to aid their child's development throughout the different ages of its life."

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