1.1 Explain The Importance Of Working In Partnership With Parents/Carers.

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EYPs work in partnership with families and professionals in order to safeguard the child and maintain their health and safety at all times. It is important for EYPs to develop professional relationships with parents/carers while the child is in their care; EYPs must organise times to communicate with the parents/carers about the child’s development or any concerns they may have. It can sometimes be difficult for EYPs to communicate with the child’s main primary caregiver as there may be barriers such as: work timings, language barriers and busy times at nursery. It is important that EYPs try to overcome these barriers in order to meet the needs of the child and maintain their safety and well-being. In a child’s early years it is important that the early years setting mirrors the child’s home and home routine in order to make the child feel comfortable and safe. Through having regular discussions with the parent the parent can be informed on where the child is and should be in their development. According to early years careers [2016] “If they see their parents are talking to their key person, it makes a child feel better and more able to build a relationship. Security is important so a child can explore the environment and meet learning goals.” Therefore, working in partnership not only helps a child’s learning and development but also their emotional well-being.
Working in partnership has benefits for the child, the parent/carer, the EYP and the setting. Through working in

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