The Principles Underpinning the Role of the Practitioner Working with Children

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The principles underpinning the role of the
Practitioner working with children

The practitioner has many responsibilities to maintain in a professional relationship. One of the main responsibilities of a practitioner is to care for and educate the children. The practitioner also has the responsibility of keeping the chid safe and making sure the child’s personal details remain private and confidential. The practitioner should also work with other colleagues as part of a team. This is to provide a quality service for the children and their parents. A responsibility of the practitioner is to also work with parents as partners as they are the primary care of the child. The practitioner should communicate with the parents through
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Also, in a multi-professional approach means that all the professionals know each other’s role n supporting families and thus avoiding conflict between not only practitioners but parents too.

E4 & D1 Reflection is a vital part of working with children anywhere as it allows the practitioner to develop and improve not only the settings working practice but also your own. There are many benefits gained by reflective practice. A practitioner can reflect using this cycle

(Tassoni, P (2007). Child Care and Education. 4th ed. Oxford. Heinemann. Pg 228.)

This cycle is useful for a practitioner as it allows the practitioner to reflect step by step a situation or activity. Reflective practice benefits not only the practitioner but also the setting. Some ways in which it could benefit the setting is that it helps in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the setting. For example, by reflecting the practitioner realises the planning that is being done is not meeting every child’s needs then the setting will work harder to ensure that every child’s needs are being met. If there was no reflective practice then the staff would not have realised that the children’s needs are not being met. Also reflective practice allows the practitioner to identify the strengths, this would be good for the setting the practitioner will understand what should be continued. Reflective practice also allows the

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