Essay about Supporting Child and Young Person Development

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It is very important to recognise and respond to any concerns with child/young person development because children who are not reaching development norms may well require additional support, or help from a professional person, or it could be emotional distress or help at home they need.
A child is assessed one it starts nursery this is done by observing the child and writing down your assessment s in a file for each child and then this can be compared to the development norms, a set expectation for children at a particular age. If the child is having problems such as if the child is at the age of 6 and was a happy confident child who socialised well with other kids and had friends, but you come to
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Instantly this would be taken to the supervisor or head teacher as there could be a number of reasons for this behaviour such as the child is not feeling well and there could be something wrong or the child is solvent abuser. This will also affect the child gross motor skills and fine motor skills as the Childs co-ordination if affected the ability to maybe walk straight and is stumbling and clumsy which are very serious for the child.
There are also positive aspects to a Childs transition increased levels of motivation in its new environment, educational progress the child is finding better within its environment and learning more the Childs confidence has grown which will lead to improved self-esteem and increased independence. Children and young people go through many changes in their lives most common ones being starting a new school for the first time and for a 3 year old child learning to use the toilet, and learning to play and share in this environment also for youngchildren/adults going up to secondary school and going to further or higher education. When the child is faced with these transitions it might help if were at all possible, work with the parent, sharing information and agreeing on any actions taken. Give information to the child, making sure it is appropriate to their age. Be positive about the change this can help the child feel positive about the transition, and answer the child questions about the change