The Role of the Practitioner in Providing Play and Learning Opportunities

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Section A: the role of the practitioner in providing play and learning opportunities.

E1- Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in meeting children’s learning needs.

Case study 1 – Mark - a 2 year old boy

The EYFS states that Mark should be developing at certain level for his age and stage. Marks personal, social and emotional development as a unique child, should be that he is interested in others play and starts to join in. As Marks key person I will support him to become confident in interacting with other children and other adults. It is my role to make sure Mark is developing and learning at the correct rate. Mark has a positive relationship with his mum and dad so as his key person I need to ensure
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Another role of the practitioner is to work professionally and responsibly such as to work as part of the team, work with parents and partners, participate in providing an environment that is welcoming and stimulating and to meet the learning needs of each individual child by providing a range of activities and experiences Tassoni, et .al, (2007). Following policies and procedures is another role of the practitioner they help practitioners to carry out responsibilities and ensure that everyone in the setting including children, parents, staff and other professionals remain safe. Examples of policies are Health and Safety policy, Equal Opportunities policy, Behaviour Management policy and Child Protection policy Tassoni, et .al, (2007).

Section B: Play and Learning

E2- Provide information about current influences on play.

When planning for children there are a number of different tasks that have to be done. This is so that the practice is good when planning activities for children. All professionals working with children should look at observations and assessments of children as an essential part of their practice. The EYFS framework suggests that observing and assessing children as a look listen and note is an effective way to see children’s development. The way they do this is look – by watching what children do in a variety of situations and environments.

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