Child Care/ Communicate with Adults

Demonstrates the understanding of how to interact and communicate with adults The right way to approach a parent/ adult is to keep calm at all times also to respect them like they should respect you. As a carer for their children you should always agree with their opinions even if they are not right but they are entitle to their say in things. If you do not understand an adult/parent you should apologize and ask them to repeat themselves.

Also never make a value of judgement about a child or a family but you need to always respect a person’s culture and identity. When talking to a parent or adult you should always use the name they would prefer you to call them by. If a parent / adult have a different view to yours you need to respect the fact because they are entitling to that opinion. As a carer parents need to feel that confidentiality is important and respected when they are working close together with you. They also have to find you trustworthy as a person to leave there child in your care.

Parent should also be aware of the rules for example if they needed to sit down and talk to you as a member of staff about personal situations you need to as a professional you need to make that parent aware beforehand that what you discuss may have to be shared with your line manager. The parent has to find you trustworthy to never discuss one parent to another, In a area of care there will be a lot of confidentiality information about those being cared for. To protect children from having there details disclosed at a workplace must have a confidentiality policy for example not giving out information that doesn’t concern others.

Also remember to at all times to share information with others about a Childs dietary needs throughout the day for example medication the child may have to take whiles in your care. Another dietary is allergies if a child has nut allergies everybody in the nursery needs to be aware of that as it can be very serious. Another dietary need is making sure who is picking a child up and if it is somebody no one is aware of staff need to be aware by the parent or by the person that has been told. Any concerns by the care team need to be brought up with that parent in a very carm and confidential way.

Understanding the importance of planning in supporting children’s needs and development Planning: when planning an activity indoors or outdoors with children you must always have a written schedule or timetable for that specific day, For example at 9. 00am we provide breakfast and the children sit and eat, and at 10. 00am adults and children have story time, It is vital that you stick to the plan ahead of you as you don’t want to get behind. Not only do you needs schedules you need checklists and assessments.

Checklists are needed when on a school trip because you need to check you have all the kids and all adults, packed lunches, epic pens if somebody was allergic to nuts, you would need a first aid kit and plenty of water and to make sure you had your travelling insurance and also ticket money ECT with you. Also you need a checklist on a day to day basis why? Because you need to check what children you have, what staff are in you need to make sure everything is tidy and clean, you also need to check that if a toilet is out of order that there are signs to Say that if there are wet floors signs to say that or even out of bound areas.

Assessments are used in all work placements when working with children and are used to check progress in adults and to make sure everything is ok, assessments are also to check what people are doing right and wrong in a workplace. Assessments are used a lot in nurseries and schools as you are working with children. This is done on a regular basis as whoever is in charge needs to be aware and on the ball at all times.

This is because everything has to be right in order for a place of care to work in a orderly way, this also is a good thing for a nursery or school because it then makes it a happy environment to be around. Participation: when having a team meeting you must always give your views and ideas also suggestions. This will help to support the planning in where you’re working. Team meeting and even discussions with colleagues hep to make a work place flow as you will get many ideas and input from colleagues and then are able to agree on something you all like.

When having a team meeting as a leader or a manager it’s your chance to have your say just as it’s you colleagues to have there’s, it is also a chance for you to make your colleagues aware of any new children, allergies and timetables, trips for the week and any other information that needs to be discussed. Children’s needs and development All equipment in a childcare setting should be checked for example toys, should not be hard if the child is younger than 3 years and should be soft were as if the child is older than 3 they may play with Lego, But must be on their best behaviour when using it, this includes no chewing it no throwing.

Also in a childcare environment you should have an adult present at all times and asking children if they are ok and interacting with them not just as a group but individually too. Carers have to be on the ball with toilet duty washing hands and making sure there on the ball. When the children are eating an adult should also be present at all times as the adult should be supervising there eating the right thing and not somebody else’s food and are being well behaved. Confidentiality policy Development records are kept on all the children and are open to parents/carers to see at all times.

However it is vital that the information on the records must be kept confidential because of the safety of the child Est. Name and age this is important because if an individual got hold of a child’s information they would know all the children’s details. Any observations or information kept by staff is always confidential. The only time the observations are seen is when there is evidenced or suspicion or significal harm to a child. Information and observations and concerns about a child or an accident for example falling over getting a graze should be recorded signed and dated in an incident book.

This is vital this is done in case of a concerned parent coming into the nursery or day care centre later asking a member of staff where the scratches or bruise has came from. Staff must be aware of confidential information which should only be shared or shown to somebody on a need to know basis. What is confidentiality? Confidentiality is when information is kept between people and not told to others for example addresses, telephone numbers, and observations done on children in a childcare setting ETC. Why do careering facilities have a confidentiality policy?

It is so things are private and confidential so people can rely on places to keep their details safe. Demonstrate the understanding of how to interact and communicate with children The right way to approach a child is to keep calm and use a quieter tone of voice to show that you are listening to them and also to show they shouldn’t be scared of you make sure you always give the child your full attention through body language listening full eye contact and facial expressions always use a sympathetic approach with a child weather it’s a new child to the nursery or a child that has just been hurt.

Ask a child questions to check they fully understand you so that u aware of them understanding what you are saying. Always talk to a child at their level for example crouch down or sit on the floor or seat with them this is important because you get eye contact with this child another example would be so they would feel intimidated or belittled by you and wouldn’t feel scared. Always interact with nods and smiles by asking questions this is important because the child can see your understanding and listening to them as an individual.

Always show a child if they’re upset they are important and are worth the attention given. Never interrupt a child from speaking especially when they are shy. Be a listening ear at all times and always allow a child to express themselves weather this is talking, or drawing picture and then talking about the picture they have just drawn. Always be on hand to speak to children or support them as they need to feel like they come first.