Unit 2 - Playwork Diploma Essay

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Unit 2 – Ways in which Playworkers Relate to, Support and Safeguard Children and Young People in Play Settings.

E1. Describe how the playworker can create a play environment where all children and young people feel listened to and respected.

Playwork Principle 5 states “The role of the playworker is to support all children and young people in the creation of a space in which they can play”.

An effective playworker should be able to meet the ever changing needs of the children and young people in their care and understand that the attitudes of the staff can have a major impact on the child’s play experience. All Children and young people in your care should be treated with the same respect and have the same rights and access to
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o A child/young person greeted by a miserable, cross or angry playworker is likely to feel uncomfortable and not make the most of their play experience within the session.

o Playworkers who are overly concerned with the ‘mess’ or protecting children’s clothes etc. will limit the child’s/young persons play experience. The concerns of the playworker are likely to be transferred to the child making it probable that the child will not take part as freely as they may have done without these anxieties.

E3. Describe two ways to help children and young people make choices in the play setting.

1. By making the children/young people aware that the setting is theirs and therefore they have a say in what goes on within it will give them a sense of ownership and should result in them feeling comfortable in making suggestions for changes or improvements. In our setting we have a children’s planning board which all children are free to offer up ideas and suggestions on at any time by means of post it notes. The playworkers endeavor to provide resources so that the children/young people’s ideas can be

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