What Are The Factors That Need To Be Taken Into Account When Assessing Development

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1.2 explain the factors that need to be taken into account when assessing development
When assessing a child we have to make sure this is done properly therefore there are different factors to be considered
Confidentiality: when observing a child it is important that you get permission from the parents/careers before doing this, most parents are happy for their child to be observed it is important that confidential material should not be lying around they must be secured in a locked cabinet. When discussing another child’s observation make sure this is only with colleagues or other professionals who have the right to know Confidentiality can only be broken when the child is at high risk and the information needs to be passed on.
Children’s wishes and feelings: when carrying out observations on a child you have to take in account the child’s feelings and wishes, if a child is feeling upset and they don’t want to be observed then they have the right not to be. It is very important that when observing a child that the way its wrote is in a respectful way.
Ethnic culture and linguistic background: Ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds when we asses a child we must take account of their ethnic, cultural and linguistic back ground as these can play important roles in how the children act and the understanding of the words being used. We also have to understand that if a child does not want to join in a story book (three little pigs) then they may be associating this as being unclean this does not mean the child is not interested in other books.
Disability or specific requirements: some children in the setting may have disabilities or requirements which need to be taken into consideration when observing them. In a school children will need to be assessed when taking exams etc but in a nursery setting the child may need an adult to give clear instructions it’s very important practitioners understand the child’s needs or requirements because they may underestimate the child’s ability.

1.3 explain the selection of the assessment methods used

free description (also known as narrative description and written record) checklists and tick charts time samples event samples target child standardised tests photographs and videos sound recordings information from parents or colleagues

2.3 explain the importance of a person centred and inclusive approach and give examples of how this is implemented in own work
The importance of a person centred and inclusive approach is that we look at the individual child and the needs of that child. My setting works with many outside agencies in order that the individual child has all they need in place to be included in all aspects of the setting. We have several children within our setting who have different needs and they are assessed individually so they can be given the correct resources or support in order for them to achieve their own individual goals. Some children will have an individual education plan (IEP) which will set out what they aim to achieve within a set time frame with support and confidence some children will require specialist equipment to help with their education and development our setting have one to one time with the child or trained staff to do welcom on the child to assess where the child needs support. It’s all about the needs of the individual child some children may need the activity adapted to enable them to take part.

3.1 explain the features of an environment or service that promotes the development of children and young people
Our outdoor/indoor play areas are stimulating and attractive to children to encourage them to use their senses to learn, there are plenty of play opportunities provided we keep the areas interesting and visually appealing. We are well planned and organised around the children we have areas which challenge, keep children’s interests, and meet children needs , as every child is unique they have their own needs which