Unit: Learning and Professional Development

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Unit 2
Merila
1.1 explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice

Reflective practice is inoperative in order to ensure that high standards are kept continuously as circumstances children and environments change In order to reflect one must continuously be aware of approaches used and how they can be changed or developed to improve Continually improving and adapting approaches benefits both children and practitioners ensuring that each individual child needs are catered for Reflective practice involves evolving in a child centred approach The child carer benefits as his/her skills grow and develop ,enabling the highest standards of care and provision It also promotes a better level of understanding and
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Reflecting on my own practice is important because it allows us to assess what I am doing well and identify areas where I might like need more training or guidance This will help to ensure that performing to the best meeting all necessary standards and expectations within our nursery’s policies and procedures It helps individuals to think about what they are doing and to always be aware of how they work with the children, families and team members.
By Reflecting on our practice we can enhance and improve our confidence and self esteem because you can look at what you are doing well, the things we have learnt and achieved. This can make us feel good about ourselves, this can then give us the confidence to continue working well and to aim to try new things and to use what new skills or knowledge we have gained within our practice.
In order to reflect on our practice we must be able to look at why and how we do things and to consider if a different approach may be beneficial. In order to be able to effectively reflect on our practice we must be able to be open- minded and question our own practice. If we can do this then it will help us to improve our own knowledge and skills. In order to develop these skills we should be able to: * Listen openly to the ideas of others * Reflect on your own work and the work of you team members * Consider ways to improve your practice and implement them.
As a manager I encourage all the staff to take part
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