1.1 Explain Why Positive Relationships with Children and Young People Are Important and How These Are Built and Maintained

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1.1 Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained

It is important to have a positive relationship with children and young adults because if they feel comfortable and secure with the adult and their setting weather it is a childminder, a nursery or a school they will separate more easily from their parent /carer, if they feel emotionally secure they are more likely to participate in the play and learning activities. Children need to have a strong relationship with the staff to feel comfortable and secure this will help them to enjoy themselves and less likely to show unwanted behaviour. From the staffs point of view a close relationship means they learn to recognise
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All the babies are encouraged to spend time with other members of staff so that they can build a relationship with them then if their key worker is absent they will have another familiar face that they can go to. With babies and small children physical contact helps build a strong relationship they enjoy being held and cuddled this will help a child feel wanted and reassured, body language is also important a baby needs eye contact and to be responded to quickly, they tune into a human face and can recognise when an adult is enjoying being with them. An older child will look at your face to gage your reaction to things they do they can often work out whether you are happy or cross with them by doing this, they will still need physical contact but not as much as a baby.
From around 3 many children become more confident around people they do not know well and find it easier to be separated from their parent/carer they enjoy being with other children and gain enjoyment from playing with them. They will need some physical contact but will look for more verbal reassurance and approval. This is because their language has developed;
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