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Benefits Of Working In Partnership Children And Young People EssayMrs Nicola DejongStudent No: NC36066The Complete Childcare Level 3 Assignment 7 Address: 8, Wyresdale Crescent Perivale, Greenford,Middlesex UB6 8TQ Mrs Nicola Student Number: NC36066 Assignment No 7: page 2 of 9 7.1 Summarisethe benefits of working in partnership with parents and others. The importance of building relationshipsand making links with parents is crucial. The old fashion attitude towards parents by early year’s workerswas definitely wrong i.e. ‘we know what is best for your child’. This was an unhelpful attitude andcreated an atmosphere where parents did not feel at ease. Talking to practitioners parents felt that theirviews were not important. Parents did not feel comfortable coming into early years setting (nursery,school) unless they had been invited or had an appointment to attend. This approach and situation hasnowadays generally changed and early year’s workers recognise that working with parents is verybeneficial to children’s learning and development. As children come into settings with differentexperiences and many different needs, the main source of information about children is very often fromtheir parents or main carers. Parents should be treated as partners as they are the children’s first andmost influential educators. Working together the long term benefits of a constructive partnershipbetween parents and practitioners will have a positive impact on a child’s development and learningexperiences. Parents may also feel more encouraged and supportive towards the school. Mrs NicolaDejong Student Number: NC36066 Assignment No 7: page 3 of 9 There are many ways in which childrenbenefit when parents and practitioners work together: Children will definitely settle more easily and feelmore secure if they know that their parents and practitioners (childminder, nursery or school teacher)‘get on’ really well. Children will gain from having a similar routine or approach – for example, parentsare able to tell practitioners what time a child normally needs a rest, eats or feels tired, dealing withdifficult tantrums and what to expect, or the use of a EpiPen if a allergic reaction is trigged and anydifficult toilet issues. Practitioners and parents can work together to help a child who has a particulardevelopmental need for example, a child with a language delay may need extra help in nursery or schoolwith speech and some sign language enforcement i.e. Makaton which is a language program designed tohelp communication between individuals who cannot communicate efficiently by speaking or a childwith poor pencil grip may learn the proper way of holding a pencil at school and will also help them athome when writing or drawing. Parents/ main carers are usually the first to notice that something isbothering a child, they can pass their concerns to practitioners who can recognise and help to resolve.

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