Essay on Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce

1840 Words Jul 17th, 2012 8 Pages
Develop Positive Relationship with Children, Young People and Others Involved in Their Care

Unit 5 Unit Code: CYP Core 3.5

1. Be able to develop positive relationships with children and young people.

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

Positive relationships are extremely important if you want the child to thrive and grow within your setting. Being a positive role model is essential as the child needs to feel secure in your care. If a positive relationship has been formed, it makes it easier to work with the child to develop all kinds of areas. Such as speech and language, the more you interact with a child with
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Ask them which animals they like etc., and if they show an interest in a particular animal or toy, take their lead in elaborating as much as possible on what they like and want to do. Always giving praise and being positive in body language. Hugs and cuddles and allowing them to sit on my lap for comfort to read a book together or just for the contact. Listen carefully to what they are saying and always comment on what they say. If asking them something, then wait patiently for their answer, not to answer for them. Repeat what they say even if it just one word and praise them for speaking. Respond to them if they request your attention by touch or pointing.

For an older child or young person. Perhaps asking them what they like to do at home and whether they would like to do the same. Perhaps cook something and they can join in and help maybe with the little ones if they are a little under confident. Listen to everything carefully and always try to give a positive comment, even if you personally do not agree with their concept.

1.3 Evaluate own effectiveness in building relationships with children or young people.

Firstly, I always talk to the parents to find out as much as I can about the child, their needs, interests, how much they can say or gestures they make for juice, hunger or toileting. Who they are closest to.