Discuss the importance of partnerships in a child care setting and how these might be developed and maintained for the benefit of the children."

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Course Title: Early Years Foundation Level 4

Assignment Number: Assignment 5 - "Discuss the importance of partnerships in a child care setting and how these might be developed and maintained for the benefit of the children."

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A practitioners job is not only to ensure the safety of the children and to plan structured day to day activities but also to ensure that various partnerships and created within the child care setting.
"Professional relationships are absolutely vital to the smooth running of an early years setting." Early Years Foundation Level 4, Unit 5 (Respecting each other) - Professional relationships page 69.

Depending on the child care environment practitioners can work with one or
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Incorporating a child's ideas help build a partnership, loyalty and trust between them and the practitioner.
"By involving the children in all stages of planning you will ensure that they feel valued, that their opinions and ideas are relevant and, most importantly, you will ensure that the activities you provide are meaningful and interesting to the children." Early Years Foundation Level 4 - Unit 10 (Supporting every child) - Working together page 127.

A practitioner will try and create a secure attatchment between them and the children. Even with all the observation no-one will know a child better than their own parents. Creating a bond with parents is essential upon the first meeting. If a practitioner creates a relationship with a child's parents it can portray a sense of trust to the child.
If parents have a positive attitude towards the practitioner, assistants and the child care setting this can only be a positive for the child to observe and therefore for the child to possibly mirror.

A secure attatchment is essential in any child care setting however a practitioner needs to be able to reassure parents/carers that although their child may have a secure attatchment to a member in the class or have a key person. Their child
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