The Importance Of A Key Person In Childcare Settings

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C4: 2.3. Supporting transfers and transitions:
If a parent is worried about leaving their child their child is more likely to be worried about being left too. It is therefore important to have a welcoming environment. A notice board with staff and events on can help children and parents to feel more comfortable within the setting. A display of some children’s resent activities can also help a child to settle into a new environment.
The Importance of a Key Person:
The role of the key person is essential within childcare settings. This is because all children require a positive role model to look up to and also need someone who they can truly trust. A child’s key person can also inform other professionals of any issues occurring with that child
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The first and one of the most important is ensuring that the child’s name or sex is not identified. Give the child an alias name or do not mention Child A’s name and instead of saying he or she say, they or their. A practitioner should always get the parent of the child that they wish to observe permission before doing so and not discuss the child’s personal information to anyone inside or outside of the work place.
Respect for Parents and Other Adults:
An important role of the practitioner is to respect the wishes and views of parents and other carers, even if you disagree with them. Parents are also normally the people who know their children best therefore you must respect their views, you must also show respect for their cultural values and religious beliefs at all times.
Communicate Effectively with Other Team Members:
Effective communication in the workplace is essential when working with children. Knowledge of children and young people’s needs in all development areas is also extremely important when planning in advance when working with young people and will help to communicate effectively with in a work place.
C5, 7.2 – Opportunities/activities for children to exercise that accurately consider: Age Appropriateness, the potential value for children, the role of the early years practitioner.
Activity one (1):
The Age of the Children
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• One every child within the team has finished the activity they will be allowed to move onto the next station. At each station a different child from the group will perform the activity first to ensure that the activities are fair.
• Finally, all children will choose their favourite activity and perform it for five minutes before going back into the setting.
The Expected Outcome of the Activity:
The aim of the activity is to encourage children to participate in more physical activities to help them keep healthy. The activity should be very effective because all the activities included were chosen from the most frequently used items at play times. This will not only help the children to realise that physical activity can be fun but that there are various different things you can do to keep active. The activity will help to teach the children that healthy lifestyles are important because some of the children will noticeably become tired quicker than others. This will help to explain to the children that if they do not keep active they may not be as healthy as they need to be. The activity will help to introduce new physical activities to the children that they can introduce to their parents or carers when they are out and

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