Positive Role Model in the Children and Young Peoples Workforce

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Homework – 24/05/11

Write about what is a positive role model in children and young peoples work force and all about you and your job role.

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100 words evaluation

Include your qualities skills & workplace policies and procedures.

Write About What Is A Positive Role Model In Children And Young Peoples Workforce And All About You And Your Job Role.

Role Models And Why They Should Be Positive.

One way in which children learn is by watching and copying others.

“Children learn how to behave, react to others and manage their feelings from the adults around them.” (pg. 148 Riddal-Leech)

It is therefore important from birth children are given the best start in life with the example of “Positive Role Models”. A child’s first and most important role model is their parents.

“Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators.” (Point 2.2, EYFS Every Child Matters.)

As a child grows and comes into contact with more people, grandparents, other family members and friends will all play an important part in setting good examples for the child to follow and continue to do so through out their life. At some point they may also look to other role models for inspiration such as policemen, doctors, firemen, sports men, entertainers, etc whose perceived behaviours can have a direct effect on others, young or old, actual behaviours.

Children and young people also come into contact with other carers/educators as they grow in the form of nursery nurses, nannies, childminders, teachers, mentors and social workers.

Being positive about self and others will give a firm basis for forming good relationships, developing good attitudes towards learning and promoting well being and a sense of security within the setting.

In a setting this should also be reinforced by promoting it in the resources, learning opportunities provided and effective policies and procedures providing the foundations, guidelines and standards for role models...
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