Childcare: Want and Children Essay

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Unit 1 introduction to working with children
Settings for children under five
Children’s centre: a children’s centre is a group where local families with their young children can go and enjoy the facilities and receive support that they need e.g. English language, parenting classes, dads and grandparents group. Sometimes support may be offered in the home.
A Private Day nursery are not provided by the government and is where children from the age of 2 to the age of 5 can go and learn through play.
Primary schools provide teaching experiences from the age of 5 years to 11 years old. They aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills and the understanding in English, maths, science, art and religious education.
Brownies is for children ages 7 to 10 years old. They do not follow a certain curriculum but they do base it on you, the community and the world. They are a voluntary group that provide activities e.g. camping, trips outside, team building and fundraising. At the end of completing the activities they earn badges and they are presented to them for their achievements in an assembly where the parents come to watch. The parents are not involved in brownies they just support the child with the certain activities they have to do e.g. sponsoring for a fundraising event or by coming along to trips as helpers.
D3 a professional that works with children:
Health visitor
Health visitors are trained nurses and midwives who have additional qualifications. Health visitors specialise in
Growth and development surveillance
Behaviour problems
Sleep management
Toilet training
Working in partnership with families
Healthy eating
Support for young people
Health visitors normally work with children from birth to about 5 years old
You can find health visitors in doctors and childcare centres.
D4 describe how to keep the information about children and families confidential.
If you get given a piece of information by the parent e.g. the personal contact numbers you would not share that with other parents of workers you should put in in the child’s written file and place that into a locked cupboard or you could also put it in a locked computer under the child’s name. you could get a piece of information from the child that may not be true so you could keep it to yourself but if it was really bad e.g. if the child said that its parents have been hitting it and has shown bruises you will have to tell a supervisor but if it is not really bad keep it to yourself.
D5 how to prepare to work in a placement with children.
Arrive on time and try to be early
Dress smartly or what they tell you to wear
No jewellery only 1 stud per ear
No trainers or heels
Hair tied back D6 2 different ways in which you can show that you understand the importance of valuing each child
Valuing children as an individual is important because everyone is different and we all have different needs, understanding children’s needs can help us understand them as an individual The Childs need s could be found by observing them or practitioner giving information about the child’s needs. Knowing about the children’s individual needs will help make sure everyone in the group has an equal opportunity for example if a child has a disability and the child is in a wheelchair when planning an activity everyone in the group is able to participate. Another example is culture/ religious beliefs. These can prevent the child from joining in with activities e.g. Christmas so you would need to include their religion/ culture so the other children are familiar with the religion. Some religions do not eat meat so a separate lunch menu should be available for the child this shows that you understand the child/ children as an individual so you would need to understand their personal needs to support their religion.…