Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Communication is one of the most essential parts of working in the early years sector, and there are several ways to communicate. It helps build bonds with children as well as work colleagues, which will then gain trust. When a young child starts Havercroft House, they may be shy, unconfident and not want to separate from their parents/carers, so we welcome them and make them feel as comfortable as possible. Some children come and settle in straight away, but every child is individual. We start by saying ‘hello’ and ‘how are you today’, this shows the child that we are friendly and want to build a relationship with them. It may take a while to gain the child trust, as they are used the being with the parent/carers all the time. We will introduce the child to other children so they make friends and communicate with other children.
Its very important to maintain our relationship with the children, so we will guide them throughout the day, read them books and make sure they know they are safe in our hands at Havercroft House. The children will communicate with each other, and they will communicate with the staff, we ask questions about each child to get to know them better to maintain a bond. The children may tell us important information that may be needed to be passed on, so we will communicate with a higher member of staff. Everything at Havercroft house is confidential, but we communicate with each child’s parents/carers as much as possible, so they know how their child is getting on, and for reassurance. Children share thoughts and ideas with each other and the staff, which helps them develop their speech as well as knowledge and understanding. Its important for children to share their needs and feelings with other children and the staff so they can achieve their full potential whilst at Havercroft House.
We praise each child when they have achieved...
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