‘It Is Important to Plan to Meet the Care and Learning Needs of All Children’
Such as, the child is getting a hearing aid soon. This is important for us as practitioners to be aware of so we can plan ahead and make adjustments in order to meet the child’s care needs more effectively, such as giving the child additional help and caring for their individual needs. Parents are a wealth of information and should be kept in close communication regarding their child’s needs. We should aim to meet parents’ wishes in the best way possible as they know what is best for their child and what care needs they may have.
The NI Children’s Order 1995 covers issues regarding parental responsibility and what information can or cannot be shared with parent’s dependant on its sensitivity. For example, if a parent shares information regarding their spouse who cannot have access to the child for legal reasons, we should meet their wishes and therefore this information must be shared with the appropriate people in order to ensure the child is not put in danger and there care needs are met. According to http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Preschooldevelopmentandlearning/NurseriesPlaygroupsReceptionClasses/DG_171007 the “Early Years Foundation Stage ensures:
children learn through play
providers work closely with parents
you are kept up to date on your child’s progress
the welfare, learning and all-round development of children with different backgrounds and levels of ability, including those