Explain how own working practice can affect children and young people's evelopment

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Explain how own working practice can affect children and young people’s development (CYP 3.2 -4.1)
As a practitioner it’s your duty to observe and maintain correct procedures to ensure that the children are offered a stimulating environment which will further allow optimum possibilities for development. All those who work with or amongst children and young people have a crucial role to play in helping not only to shape aspects of their lives, but to also aid in enhancing their future development. Therefore it can be stated that how we set up our own working practices can affect children and young people’s development, as will be identified by this essay; below are areas where one should concentrate in order to further
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Interior of the workplace
POSITIVE: The overall interior of the work setting may enhance or inhibit the development of a child. If the features of the work setting are attractive, stimulating, organized, well-planned, and varied this can contribute in promoting development. The layout, inside and outside, is very important and can offer opportunities to a child to stimulate and aid a child’s cognitive learning ability. Practitioners need to ask ‘Do I plan activities that develop the skills of individual children.’ ‘Are the children’s toys and activities readily available for them?’ ‘How could I improve my practice, my routine so it will give maximum benefit to the child?’
‘Do I need to incorporate different methods to cater for each child?’ Outdoor play is essential in the development of the child as it helps to increase their spatial awareness

Model behaviour
POSITIVE: Every practitioner needs to adapt ideal model behaviour, as many theorists believe that children imitate adults. They need to portray through their actions good manners, good behaviour and good listening. This needs to be encouraged to further develop and enhance their moral and social development. Body language, facial gestures/expressions and varied communication are other essential elements for a practitioner to adapt. In this way one can gain trust and love of a child; if the child is comfortable and secure in their environment this will affect their development in a

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