1.1 Describe How To Develop Relationships With Children

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When being a practitioner you need to develop and maintain appropriate relationships, when you are working with children it I good to have a good relationship with them but you need to realise where your boundaries are. Like its okay to have a cuddle with a child in the nursery if needed to make the child happy if upset or they just want comfort but when outside the setting you cant go running up to the child picking them up and cuddling them, that's where your boundary is. It important to build a relationship with parents an easy way to do this is to make sure you have good communication with them. For example, make sure that you talk them in the appropriate language using their manners, please and thank you. Therefore if you have good commutation skills and good body language when working with parents they are more likely to trust you when looking after their children. Children who can sense that their main carer has a good relationship with the childcare setting are more likely to be happy being left in the setting. According to Maskell (2010) “This links into the theorist Bowlby (1950) who believed in his findings about secure and attachment”. Other way’s that you can build relationships with parent’s are that you would have regular contact with them for the best interests of the child. For example, if the child was not feeling well at nursery you would know in their best interest that they may want to be left alone to sleep or to play quietly. When a parent talks to you for advice or information if a parent wanted to know about how to potty train their child. It is also important when building a relationship with parents that you understand what they think is best for the child. If the parents wanted the child to sit at a table all day and do work. As a childcare worker you may think that it would be better for the child to learn though play.

D2: study skills you need to be a professional working in a childcare setting you need these to be a professional: Cooperation - the children see the benefits of people working together and cooperating with each other. When children see this they will reflect off it ans do the same they will cooperate with other children and they will benefit it as that is a skill they need there whole life. Consistency - all team members adopt the same approach to the task of caring for children and working with their families. You need to be consistent with children like if you have a rule that only two children are aloud at the sand then it has to stay that you cant just let a third off just that once because all the children will feel like its not fair and its one rue for one and one for another, so you need to be consistent. 3, Encouragement - members of the team stimulate, motivate, praise, encourage and support one another. You need to be encouraging to the children that way they will feel lie they want to do something more and will think they can do it because people are behind them. They will feel motivated and willing and that is very import for a child. 4, Respect - team membership satisfies the need to belong and to be respected and to have ideals and aims confirmed and shared by others. When you are working in a childcare setting you have to treat all children, parents and staff with respect because that way you will get respect back and that way the children will treat you for the carer you are.
Children's points and opinions should be listened to because children have a lot more on their mind then adults do so it is important to listen to and you don't know if they have a problem or they just want to talk to you but you must listen. If children aren't listened to they will feel like no one will listen to them so they won't open to anyone and this can really damage the child's self esteem and that can stay like that till they are older and this can give the child a hard time. Children like to know that people will listen to them even