1.1 Identify the different reasons why people communicate
There are 6 main reasons why people communicate.
First to build relationships, it's important for the staff and the parent to build relationships but also the staff and the child. It is also important for staff to build relationships with other staff members. Another reason you have to maintain this relationship with the parent or the child, a little 'Hello' and 'Goodbye' is maintaining a relationship.
Another is gaining and sharing information, it's important you speak to every parent when they are dropping/picking up there child for general everyday information. For example; how their child slept the night before, could he/she be tired, need a sleep a little earlier. Or if there child is a little poorly, on medication. Then for when there picking up there child, to tell them how there child’s been, activities/events happening in the nursery, if they need to bring anything in etc. Then it's also important that staff members share the information with other staff members, for example, if a child needs medication at a certain time, tell all the staff members in that room so everyone is aware of it.
Express needs and feelings is another reason why people communicate. This is important because if a child is feeling sad, angry, they need to feel that they can communicate with a staff member and tell them that they are feeling sad/angry/upset and why so that the staff member can try help them. It can become very frustrating for young people to keep all their emotions in. Then it’s also important so they can tell the staff their needs, for example if they need the toilet, need to wash their hands.
Sharing ideas and thoughts is another reason why people communicate, this could be parents/young people/ children telling staff of new ideas they have. It's important to make their ideas and thoughts feel