Why is it important to work in partnership with the following people:-
This is the most important partnership as Parents/carers need to feel happy with the setting and the staff who work there. They will want and expect the highest level of care for their child. Building a partnership with Parents/carers will ensure good communication and the sharing of important information regarding the child, such as needs, wants and development. Building trust with parents/carers will make them willing to have an open door policy with any family issues and concerns.
Sharing information with professionals will enable the arrangement of effective support and services, where needed, to improve the overall development of the child. For example, working on specific recommendations by a speech and language therapist may assist a child with communication difficulties to engage more effectively within the setting.
It is vital that all parties within a multi-disciplinary team work in partnership. For the most effective results, all information must be available. This enables different disciplines to share their skills resulting in more effective support and outcomes for the child.
Working closely with colleagues and sharing information, such as observations, can add to a greater understanding of the child and their development. Working as a partnership helps to provide a consistent level of care. It also helps develop the skills across the staff team, as well as providing more effective learning/play environment.
The relevant partners that work in the setting would be:-
Area Senco, which stands for Area Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator are there to support the setting in meeting children’s additional needs and enable them to reach their full potential.
Educational Psychologists are there to help with