Role Of The Early Year 's Practitioners

3156 Words Nov 30th, 2014 13 Pages
It is the role of the early year’s practitioners to ensure that children get the most out of their early year’s education, for this to be possible, it is vital that they maintain a safe, secure and healthy environment for children. This is done through carrying out a variety of procedures which I am going to explain and analyse below. The first factor involved in maintaining a healthy environment is forming a good relationship between the early year’s practitioners and the child’s parents. This is incredibly important according to Jane Drake from Nursery World who says “it is parents who know their children best, and unless there is a sharing of information between practitioners and parents, a child’s learning needs will be neither fully understood nor, ultimately met”. Each child in the setting is assigned a key worker who will find out about their child’s likes and dislikes as well as some of their main interests which will contribute to the key person being able to provide for all of the child’s needs, they will also form a trusting relationship with both the child and their parent/carer and keep them informed of their child’s progress. It is vital that children form attachments with their key person as young children are known to flourish when things seem familiar and predictable and this can only be possible if the key person maintains a good personal relationship with the child. If children are loved and cared for then they will be in the right frame of mind to learn,…
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