Learning outcome 4: Understand how working practices can impact on the development of children and young people.
4.1 – Children and young people need the sort of environment which is most likely to promote effective and confident child development, where they can experience an environment of mutual respect and trust and open communication. Where large numbers of children and young people are being cared for together, it is even more important to be aware of the influence of the environment on children and young people’s wellbeing and sense of self. It is important to develop the skills of being a reflective practitioner. By reflecting on your own practice you can evaluate the contribution you have made to the support of children and young people development and you can seek ways to improve your practice. Ways you may reflect on own practice may include: the ways in which you communicate with children and young people. The variety of activities we provide for children and young people both indoors and outdoors. Also asking questions to reflect on aspects of our work in relation to supporting children and young peoples developme ntal needs. 1. Do you we vary your method of communication to account for th individual child’s needs and stage of development? 2. Do we provide a wide range of activities which are designed to promote particular skills? 3. Do we plan activities to promote development for individual children?
After answering these question we can think of ways to improve or progress our practice effectively.
4.2 – Institutions, agencies and services is the best way of ensuring that all child or young person’s developmental needs are met. All agencies work by the five outcomes set out by ECM (every child matters). These outcomes tell us that children should; be healthy, be safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, achieve economic well being.
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