The practitioner has to have a number of responsibilities when working in an early years setting. This will involve with the children, families and other professionals. When working with children you have to ensure all children are treated equally, and make sure that every child is included this is known as Inclusive Practice. Even though you treat all children fairly and equally you have to make sure you understand diversity, all children aren’t the same, some have learning difficulties. You also have to make sure you don’t share any information; if you do you are breaking confidentiality unless it is legally required to be shared. It’s also important to build trust with the children, this is because they need to know that they will feel safe around you, and they also know that they can approach you. It is also important that no child is discriminated against so it is your responsibility to sort out anything that goes wrong, if a child is being supervised by you. It’s also important for parents. It is still important to maintain confidentiality as it’s not only in the law but it also helps develop a trusting relationship. This will make them feel secure enough to leave their child in your hands. Building trust is a big responsibility, as the parent needs to know that you can look after children, you can gain trust with the parents by being open and honest and answering any questions that they may have. You also have the ability to keep their child safe in the environment, so you need to be able to communicate with the parents to tell them problems. Lastly as well as parents and the children, you must develop a relationship with professionals. This means you could at times have the responsibility of managing the team, so you have to ensure everyone is working together in a polite way, and make sure they are being treated equally. You also need to make sure that everyone has an equal amount of work. You have to ensure that you can communicate with professionals, as you may have the responsibility of talking about serious matters, and you may need to give feedback. E2
When working in an early years setting, there are many issues that contribute to maintaining professional relationships with children and adults. One issue would be to keep confidentiality. This is important as if a child tells you something important, then you must not breach this to anyone else. Keeping confidentiality protects children and their families from gossip, if you spread this to other people in the area, then people that know them may find out, and the parent may then stop trusting you. Also it prevents situations from getting worse. For example if a parent has an ex-husband who is the child’s father. The mother may not want the partner to see her child, so they may move from that area, but if you breach confidentiality someone may know that person and tell them. It’s important that that you keep these things safe. But if a child is being abused and you find any bruises or markings on the child’s body, you should tell your supervisor, they will then handle the situation with social services or the parent. Another issue would be communication. If you are friendly and make parents feel welcome, then they should gradually become more confident around you, and the setting you’re in. However some may feel more comfortable talking to others but you, but with experience you will be able to help them E3
There are many benefits when working in a multi-professional approach, this apply to children, parents and professionals. There are many outcomes that you could improve. This could be things like getting individual help this will make you better in subjects. You may have a child with complex needs, and if you get help from the parents, you could meet them, ask questions and find out new things. You may find out more on what they like and dislike, this may then help you plan activities around their needs. For example if a child is on the autistic...
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