Observation Essay

3355 Words Oct 9th, 2012 14 Pages
The purpose of this assignment is to examine an aspect of one child’s development based on a series of observations you have made. In addition to informing your own understanding of development and learning, you can also consider how your findings can help you to identify ways of supporting the child’s development.
This report will look at Observations within a Haringey Early Years setting and on one Child. I will make five various observations over a period of time. I will examine the observations through elements of her development and learning’s and how my findings can support this learning. I will also discuss and analysis the observation techniques focusing on theoretical theories and I will focus on the six areas of
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The purpose of observations within Early Years has been outlined within the Early Years Foundation Stage; to understand why we observe, keep records of theses of observations and fundamentally how this information is shared. ‘When parents are getting involved in the Early Years practice and activities from the beginning of the observations process, they can provide collaboration throughout the process.’ (Palaiologou, 2008:77).

Collaboration is key in the child’s development and understanding a child’s actions, ‘parent, and early years educators have collaborated to observe young children at play in order to make sense of the children’s action’ (Whalley, 2010:50). By ensuring that parents are involved in the child development, this will collaborate their own views and how parents can help improve and support their child.
‘Parents who are fully engaged in their child’s communication development will be thoughtful observers of their child and will be confident to share these observations with the setting.’ (Dcfsb, 2008:99)

Considering the main ethics involved when observing a child, before making observation permission from parents are needed. The 1989 United Nations Convention on the rights of a child sets out 54 articles outlines what a child’s rights involve. In particular relating to observations the articles looks at the following, Article 12 Children have the right to say what they think

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