Cypop Childminding Course Unit 2 Accidents and Emergencies Essay
3240 WordsOct 11, 201113 Pages
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
A policy – is a written statement about how you will work in one area of your practice
A procedure are the actions you will take to carry out the procedure.
They should be clear and simple. Your policy should start with a short, clear statement, eg:
POLICY : “It is my policy to keep children safe when they are in my care”
PROCEDURE: List the things that you will do to ensure that this statement is met. Say HOW you will do them and WHEN.
You need to think about your practice and premises and make it individual to you and your home.
ACCIDENT, ILLNESSES AND EMERGENCIES POLICY AT THE EARLY HUMAN CHILDMINDERS
Parents are asked to sign an accident book if…show more content…
If I have more than 1 child in my care, I will use my best judgement as to how other children will be looked after. You would be consulted about this by phone. There is a parent ring round provision in the event of an emergency to inform all parents of children under my care.
If parents do not arrive or I am unable to contact them, I will stay with the child until the appropriate treatment has been given and then return home where your child would be cared for until the arrival of the parents
It is my belief that children misbehave because they have not yet learnt how to react to feelings and needs in acceptable ways.
The most common needs and feelings that can trigger unacceptable behaviour are –
Attention, Boredom, Curiosity, Imitation, Self- preservation, Independence, Anger, Frustration, Anxiety, Fear, Excitement, Anticipation
I believe in the Maria Montessori philosophy that confirms:
Behaviour is learnt
Behaviour can change
Rewards work better than punishments
Practice makes perfect
Consistency is the key
Never assume that a child misbehaves intentionally.
Our children are very young and may not have learnt what appropriate behaviour is yet. Children need to know what we want them to do and it is important that we tell them what we want them to do rather than what we don't want them to do. Behaviour will be repeated if the underlying children's needs remain unmet.