Unit 301 Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults.

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Unit 301
Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults.
1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationship with children, young people and adults.
Forming and maintaining positive relationships within a school setting is of great importance. To have good relationships with pupils, staff and parents is not only beneficial to the school but also to pupil’s achievement.
Communication is vital in the building of positive relationships. Both verbal and none verbal communication skills are needed when forming relationships so that people feel comfortable and at ease in your presence.
In my setting I work closely mainly with the Teacher and Teaching assistant.
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I asked her to try and use her phonics to sound the word out whilst she was waiting for me. When I was free to help her, she had already spelt the word using her phonics as I suggested.

2.3 Explain the main differences between communicating with adults and communicating with children and young adults.
There are similarities when communicating with children, young people and adults. We still need to keep eye contact, respond accordingly and treat each other with respect and be polite. With children and young people the relationship of carer to the child is to be maintained. Physical contact should not be encouraged when communicating with them. This can be quite difficult in my setting as they are aged 5 to 6, and sometimes the girls will just want to give you a hug or hold your hand in the playground. It would be inappropriate for me to tell them not to, however I would not offer physical contact and would try and encourage them to go and play. The right level of vocabulary is to be used. With children and young people we need to make sure they understand what we mean and might ask of them, where as with adults we might offend them if we were to ask if they understood, so we would word it differently by using the right level of vocabulary for adults.
2.4 Explain


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