Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce
Unit 5 Unit Code: CYP Core 3.5
1. Be able to develop positive relationships with children and young people.
1.1 Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained.
Positive relationships are extremely important if you want the child to thrive and grow within your setting. Being a positive role model is essential as the child needs to feel secure in your care. If a positive relationship has been formed, it makes it easier to work with the child to develop all kinds of areas. Such as speech and language, the more you interact with a child with …show more content…
Always assess a child for settling in days before hand. Encourage the parents to pop in with the child and stay with them a few times before they actually leave them on their own with me. Then only leave them for a short period of time first, maybe for about two or three days, depending on the confidence of the child and whether they have been left regularly beforehand.
Allow children to join in with activities at their own pace. Don’t force them to sit for a story or playdough for example. Offer them to sit if they like, or if they show signs they wish to join in, and then just let them with a welcoming gesture or facial expression to let them know that this is ok.
2. Be able to build positive relationships with people involved in the care of children and young people.
2.1 explain why positive relationships with people involved in the care of children and young people are important.
The most alarming reason quite frankly is children have died due to lack of communication between parents, carers and outside support systems. If we do not build relationships with all carers be it nursery, childminders, social services, grandparents, parents then information may be passed inaccurately and may not be trusted when it is needed the most.
For instance, when we communicate well with the parents before a child is left in our care, the child is more likely to feel at home,