Essay about Self Awareness and Interpersonal Skills

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The following assignment is highlighting the importance of self-awareness and interpersonal skills within the early child care setting. The rights of the child within the ECCE. How to communicate effectively with children their families and other colleagues and how this benefits all involved. How being part of a team within the ECCE benefits and what regulations are put in place to ensure quality of education and the quality of the child care setting and facilities.
Self-Awareness is the understanding of your own personality, behaviours, habits, emotional reactions, motivations and thought processes. Having this self-knowledge helps you to highlight your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes feelings about certain topics and wants
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When talking to a child a childcare practitioner should make sure they have the child’s attention and go down to the child’s level to make eye contact with the child and speak in a friendly tone of voice. They also can use colourful posters, pictures or displays to express ideas or to communicate information in a way a child will understand it.
Effective communication with family should be established from day one and throughout the year the child is there and not just when a problem occurs as Learn NC (2013) states. (2013) describes how mutual respect, trust and co-operation are needed for families and child care practitioners to communicate effectively. Families need to be confident that you value there child and that you can communicate with them about the child’s learning and development. You can show respect by greeting the family member by their preferred name and by speaking directly and clearly to them and use positive body language and eye contact.
Effective communication with colleagues is vital when ensuring a positive working environment. A positive working environment means people will be happy in their jobs and are more inclined to like what they do. This is based on establishing friendly but professional relationships which allow you to give and receive support. Communication should always evolve around the shared goal of promoting