facilitate coaching and mentoring in health and social care or children and young peoples settings

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1.1 Analyse the difference between coaching and mentoring

Coaching and mentoring use the same skills and approach but coaching is short term task-based and mentoring is a longer-term relationship.

What is coaching?

Coaching: helping another person to improve awareness, to set and achieve goals in order to improve a particular behavioural performance.

It consists of one-to-one developmental discussions. It provides people with feedback on both their strengths and weaknesses. It is aimed at specific issues/areas. It is a relatively short-term activity.
It is essentially a non-directive form of development. It focuses on improving performance and developing/enhancing individual’s skills. It is used to address a wide range of
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We have recently became aware that a lot of our staff are struggling with their weekly planning and the planning they are doing isnt challenging the children enough. From this we had a meeting and we decided that the best way to tackle this problem would be to have weekly planning meetings after work to help coach and train staff on how to plan effectivelty for the children in their rooms.
Each week we have a planning night and we ask staff to bring their ideas to the meeting and as a group we look at each rroms planning and we help each other write and plan for the children so it is challenging. This has been quite effective and it has highlighted a few training needs for some staff.
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1.3 Explain circumstances when mentoring would be an appropriate method of supporting learning at work

Mentoring can also describe short-term help/advice and guidance organised in a specific situation and can also be more supervisory in nature as an approach to help staff gain new skills or overcome specific difficulties.

Circumstances when mentoring would be an appropriate method of supporting learning within the nursery would be:

To induct new staff more quickly
To improve the retention of staff
To support self development and work based learning programmers such as NVQs, continuous professional development, graduate or company training programmes
To support organisational change


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