During my time at placement I was given the role of a Nursery Assistant; My duties were to plan and prepare activities for children, read stories, nappy change them, observe and make notes for use in their reports. I was also a key worker for one child, I had to monitor their progress and share information about their development with their parents and carers. The setting was a warm and welcoming environment, I found that all of the staff were very friendly and reassuring. The placement lasted for four weeks and I worked from Monday to Friday from 8:30AM to 5:30PM. On my first day I arrived at 10AM for my induction and was introduced by the manager of the setting to the other members of staff.
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I was also placed into pre-school to work for one week. The nursery had a very structured routine, the children would usually arrive at 8:00AM. The children would then have breakfast at 8:30AM and snack time at 10:00AM, pre-school will then go out in the garden at 10:30am until 11:00am and the babies and toddlers would go around 11:30am to 11:45am and get ready for lunch at 12:00. If it was a rainy day we would usually have circle time. After lunch the pre-school children, toddlers and babies would go to sleep until 2:30pm. Although not all the children will sleep, so for those children activities will have already been setup for them to do. I always ensure that I encourage children to use the toilet to allow them to become independent. I also demonstrated to the children about what is happening in order for them to follow instructions. I was aware of all the children’s dietary needs, allergies and religious beliefs. I worked in partnership with the children’s parents and carers to find out what food their child can and cannot have. Children who were just settling in the setting found it very difficult to sleep, so I comforted and reassured those children. For the older children I would usually create a peaceful mood by rubbing their backs and reading a story to them
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When I first joined the care home, on my first day at work, I was given my job description along with the induction book and folder to be completed within the 6 weeks before my first supervision with the line manager. In my job description, I have been explained what is expected by the company from me, and how to work alongside with the Care Quality Commission standards, and company policies and procedures. My responsibilities towards my job has been described and I had to shadow one of the staff on the floor to get more familiar with my work and to learn their ways and techniques of work and to adapt to their ways of working. During the induction period health and safety, food hygiene information, help and support, guidelines in regarding
Premises policies: The premises must be organised according to the needs of children. Indoor space requirements are children 3-5 years 2.3 m2 per child, 2 years 2.5m2 per child and under 2 years 3.5m2 per child. An outdoor access must be provided if it is not possible than on a daily basis make sure that outdoor activities are planned. Ensure suitable hygienic must be facilities for changing children who are in nappies and enough supply of clean towels, bedding and spare clothes are always available (DFE, 2017) Information and record: Share information and maintain records with parents/carers, the police, social services, other professionals and Ofsted. Ensure the efficient management and safe to the setting and also help the need of all children (DFE,
Allow space: This will enable children to be able to roam around and allow them to feel empowered. Open plan settings will allow the children to decide what they want to play Be flexible with the activities provided: To be an inclusive practitioner, you should be able to adapt the games and activities played within your work place to ensure all children are able to take part and don 't feel like an outsider within their own community For example: Child A who is deaf should have nurses and teachers communicating with them through the use of Makaton and PECS. to allow them to Chose the songs and nursery rhymes they like along with Child
We can also support the children by creating a safe and welcoming environment, allowing them to feel comfortable to be able to talk to staff if they have any problems. The younger child, however can be supported by ensuring she has clean clothes when she comes into the setting, so that she is not comfortable. We could support all children and mum by monitoring the children's behaviour, learning and development more regularly, making it more efficient to act upon if something begins to slip, such as their development in health and self care. Within this case, it would be crucial to support self care skills by making activities to improve the children's knowledge on, for example the morning routine (getting dressed and brushing teeth for example).
However, if children don’t feel safe in the nursery then they will lack confidence. Likewise, if the nursery doesn’t welcome diversity then families may feel excluded and less willing to chat about their child’s development, which may consequently hinder their development. Furthermore, early years practitioners should aim to have a secure partnership with the parents so that there is a connection between nursery and home life, which will consequently benefit the child. Nurseries can promote parent participation through: noticeboards, regular conversations, websites, frequent newsletters and meetings.
Baby Bathing The task given to this group member for assessing him was “baby bath”. We found that he also had the same problems with handling and picking of baby as Ankit and was sometimes too rude. He didn’t paid attention to hygiene and the more important he ignored to describe the checking of water’s temperature for baby bathing. He mixed the steps for bathing and not described the level of water in the tub.
• Practitioners must ensure they wear disposable plastic aprons and gloves when changing nappies. • Practitioners should engage with the baby or young child to ensure the process is as pleasant as possible, and so that the child does not become distressed. • Practitioners should make note of any abnormalities when changing a nappy and should inform the supervisor and parent. Toilet Training • Encourages children to develop independence. • All children are individuals, and will be ready for toilet training at different times.
During my course with NSCC, where I am studying to become a Continuing Care Assistant. Each student is required to work in a continuing care facility alongside other health care providers for a month. I attended skills development placement at Harbour View Lodge located in Sheet Harbour. This placement has given me the opportunity to apply my knowledge, and skills that I have studied and practiced in the classroom. When entering the facility the first week I felt nervous and excited at the same time.
There will be times during the day where a child might have non-routine physical needs. This could include: A runny nose due to a cold or allergies – a baby or young child will not be able to wipe their own nose so will require a practitioner to ensure that this physical care need is met. Wet or soiled clothes due to a toileting accident - a child should never be left in wet or soiled clothes, so a practitioner must will need to change the child’s clothes as soon as possible. Vomit Messy Eaters – Babies should be fed by an adult and Young children should be taught how to use Cutlery such as knives, forks and spoons. A practitioner should always assist young children in cutting their food as the children might find it difficult to eat
D1/D2/A1 This piece of work will be focusing on a child aged 18 months starting a nursery day care setting. The two key issues that will be looked at in this assignment will be planning, preparing and reviewing for the child to settling into the setting. Secondly I will be looking into the child’s emotional support that the child may need when starting the setting, along with the attachments of the child that will need to be built or have already been put in place. When planning for a child to start a new setting there will be certain things that will need to be taken into consideration, for example; the child at hand may have never been separated from their primary carers beforehand.
Within this theoretical discussion I will address how current principles of early years’ pedagogy have been affected by the work of pioneers of early years’ education. Modern day Early Years Education has been hugely influenced and built upon the ideas and theories of historic and current pioneers and legislation. The statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a legal document that sets out the standards required for the development, care and learning of children aged birth to 5 years. The EYFS must be followed by all schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers. Within the EYFS it is stated that “Every Child deserves the best possible start in life and support that enables them to fulfil their potential” and therefore
Every child has the ability to learn and develop. Having high expectations is especially important in achieving better outcomes for the most vulnerable children. Some children require additional support and different learning experiences and opportunities to help them learn and develop. If a staff member didn’t have a high expectation of a child in my work place I would challenge them and remind them that they took the role on and committed to high expectations for all the children’s learning and development and support which they would require, in my role and being a parent myself I can recognise that every child can learn, but some children require quite different opportunities and support to be able to do this, A.B when I first started
The important reason to makes a good and professional early childhood educator is to communicate with children and try to understand them. I did not have any working experience in kindergarten, but I have some experience of taking care of a child due to my mother is a babysitter. The child that my mother takes care is a boy and he’s autism. He is a child that sometimes like lives in his own world and sometimes he is also hyperactive. He likes to sing, dance and write.
The arrival of a new baby, especially the first always marks a new beginning for a mother. It comes with a lot of challenges more so if the mother is less knowledgeable about baby care. Take such as cleaning the baby for the first time, or feeding, it is not easy. The baby is still fragile and slippery and needs a special care. But if the mother is not ready for all these, or maybe, does not have any knowledge on what to do, the baby’s life might be endangered since the baby needs a special care which only the mother can give.
Raising a child is full of surprises. No matter how many books, parenting forums, and Dr. Sears articles you read, nothing can completely prepare you for becoming a parent. If I could go back to before my daughter was born and tell myself what I didn’t know I would experience, this is what I would say. 1. Making a Baby Isn’t as Easy as It Sounds