For unit 8 you must put together a portfolio of research into a number of different topics as indicated by the headings below. The portfolio should include current and relevant research, information and materials from a variety of sources, refer to child development and identify, where appropriate, the relevance of current legislation.
The portfolio may include documents generated through different aspects of your work such as: action plans, curriculum and routine plans, notes of activities, images, audio files, narrative accounts, media other than text, reports and presentations, leaflets, booklets, diaries and other suitable ways of showing research information and materials.
Throughout the portfolio you should ensure that you address diversity and inclusive practice where appropriate for the task.
You may use appropriate materials from this portfolio to contribute towards your external Research assessment task.
E1 Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in caring for children (Gather and present information about the role of the practitioner when caring for children. This could include: meeting the needs and supporting the rights of children, working with their families, working in a team and with other professionals, compliance with legal requirements, care of themselves (the practitioner), training and development, attitudes/values of practitioners, inclusive practice)…….
A1 Include a reflective account of the role of the practitioner in caring for children
(Develop the information gathered for E1 and use your experiences to consider and show understanding of your practice in caring for children. Use this reflection to suggest appropriate ways you could develop your role as a practitioner when working with children).
E2 Collate information about how care