Unit 5- Reflective Account

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Unit 5- The principles underpinning the role of the practitioner working with children

Introduction

During my third placement, I worked at a nursery and children’s centre. I was based in a baby room with children aged 0-2 years old. Although I was based in the baby room I often helped out in the 2-3 room if it was busy and I was needed. In the baby room there were always three level 3 qualified early years’ practitioners. This was the same in the 2-3 room plus a support practitioner. All the children in the baby and 2-3 room had an individual learning plans; this helped the children achieve the best they could out of their time in the setting. All the planning in the setting was based on each individual child’s individual needs and was age appropriate. All the children also had key workers. The key workers carried out observations and were in charge of all the paper work involving the children in their group.

Task 1- Give examples of situations in which you have worked as part of the team

P5.1 Give examples of EACH situation in which you have worked as part of the team

An example of a way I have worked as part of a team is helping out in the 2-3 room when the room was busy and the setting was short of staff. Another example of a way I worked as part of a team was by helping the practitioners obey parent’s wishes. An example of this was ensuring the babies didn’t sleep for longer than their parents had said. For example there were twins who were 11 months old who attended the setting 8am till 4pm and were only allowed to sleep for an hour while in the setting. I worked as part of a team to ensure the setting was safe for the children at all times. For example if the sand pit or the water tray was out, the setting made it my responsibility to sweep up any spilt sand or mop up and spilt water to prevent an accident. Another way I worked as part of a team in the setting was to ensure at meal times one of the children didn’t consume any of the foods he...
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