Infant Observation: 10 Month old Baby

13 Apr 2018

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Infant Observation Ivan Mitsko   Less than a year ago my close family friend delivered a second baby. And since we lived close to each other and the couple already had an experience with infants I realized that it was a perfect place for my observation paper. I decided to observe the child three times at different dates and time of day because it ...

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Meeting Health and Well-being Needs in Day Care Centre

11 Apr 2018

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Day Care Centre This essay will be the design of a day care centre that will meet the needs of 3-5 year olds; cognitive, physical, emotional and social development. This will show examples of how to meet these needs and research to back up the actions. Cognitive development Between these ages lots of cognitive development is going on as they learn from what’s around them, this ...

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Risks and Benefits of Children Using the Internet

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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INTRODUCTION Technology tools such as radio, television, telephones, computers, and the Internet can provide access to knowledge in sectors such as entertainment, education and human rights, offering a new realm of choices that enable the person to improve their knowledge for future needs. The curiosity of the Internet makes children and young people to try to know or learn as much as possible about new things to ...

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Parental Awareness of Educational Play

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Introduction This study will be looking at how parents of children in a foundation stage setting understand and value play based activities to aid their child's learning and to consider their views on play as an integral part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Many policies have been introduced in the last few years concerning the education of young children. Through the implementation of policies which ...

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Risk Assessments in Child Protection

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Before the introduction of risk assessment methods in child protection in the 1980’s the assessment and prediction of children at risk from abuse was a capricious business: care workers had no theory, or methodology and no strategy by which to determine which children were more at risk than others – they worked almost in the dark. When risk assessment strategies were introduced their enormous advantage was to ...

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Principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Outline In this report I am going to be reviewing the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) looking at the principles, how they underpin our Early Years settings and are based on the theory of pioneers. I will then cover the value and importance of play and how this is a major part of children's learning. I will outline how we got to where we are today ...

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Document Requirements for Childcare Organisation

03 Oct 2016 08 Dec 2017

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Child care at home Due to the strict ruling of Ofsted, the independent regulatory body for schools, it is essential for individuals to have clear and correct documentation when establishing an at home child care business. Strict studies of the documents are carried out and can make the difference between a 'good' or 'outstanding' report and this can be a contributing factor in determining just how ...

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Effect of Health Inequalities on Children

23 Mar 2015 08 Dec 2017

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Introduction Children, defined generally as those individuals who are below the age of 18 years old (Definition of the Child, 2000), have yet to rise to their functions and roles in society. According to a census made last 2002, children 0-14 years of age were shown to comprise about 2 billion of the global population and outnumbered all the other age groups. The study has also made ...

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US Law Protections Against Child Laundering

23 Mar 2015 08 Dec 2017

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Child Laundering: Is U.S. Law Doing Enough? Introduction The paper is an in depth examination of the issue of child laundering in the United States of America. This is done by first defining what child laundering is, how it work in the country, bringing forth some vital statistics concerning its prevalence as well as its ill-effects. Additionally, the existing laws in land that help combat child laundering ...

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Benefits For Children When Individual Needs Are Met

08 Dec 2017

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Rohan Dawson All Children are individual, having different interests and learning in different ways. As practitioners, we must recognise this and adapt so that children become happy and confident individuals who are willing to learn. Just as we all have our own unique fingerprint; we also have our own unique personality and needs. The ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage Document’ shows ...

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Development of the Child's Brain

30 Nov 2017

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Early Childhood Development (ECD): A step towards a better future Shamsa Amin Hussaini   Gifted with countless skills and abilities, every child enters this world with a fresh, fertile, sponge-like brain, ready to be exploited. The critical years of every child begins from the conception through birth to the 8 years of age and according to developmental psychology, this is the time of significant ...

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Science and Technology in Childcare

22 Nov 2017

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Introduction This paper identifies the everyday concept in relation to science, a broad topic and the appropriate scientific concepts which can be introduced to the children. Using Slowmation as a digital resource, it can be used to develop to support the concept development and the storyboard to designate steps from everyday to scientific concepts. The ‘everyday concept’ identified From the observations obtained from the first assignment, ...

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Strategies for an Inclusive Classroom Setting

22 Nov 2017

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Robyn Clark Contents Introduction Explanation of key terms Literature Study Gender Roles Cultural and Racial Identity Example of cChecklist Written Report on findingsFindings School A School B Suggestions Resources Introduction Explanation of key terms Anti-bias Oxford Dictionary gives the definition of bias as “[the] inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair”. Thus, anti-bias ...

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Development of the ECCE Sector in Ireland

22 Nov 2017

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Anne-Marie Keegan Historical development & the role of the government of the ECCE sector in Ireland from the 1960’s up to and including the present day. I am going to explain the historical development of the ECCE sector in Ireland from the 1960’s up to and including the present day. I will also cover the following points: Historical development of the ...

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Implementation of Data Protection Act in Childcare

22 Nov 2017

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Unit 5 Choose and evaluate four of the 8 Data protection Act principles, providing examples of how these would be implemented in a child care setting. Data should be fairly and lawfully processed. This means data collected must be obtained legally and without any deceit. The child care setting will require written consent from each individual’s child’s parents/ guardian/ carer in order ...

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Benefits of Positive Relationships in Childcare Setting

22 Nov 2017

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Farah Rehman   1. Recognise how positive relationships promote children’s- well -being Building positive relationships with young children is an essential task and a foundational component of good teaching. All children grow and thrive in the context of close and dependable relationships that provide love and nurturance, security, and responsive interactions. A positive adult-child relationship built on trust, understanding, and caring will foster children’s ...

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Early Learning Environment | Reflective Essay

22 Nov 2017

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Marie Grey Reflective Diary Introduction For this reflective diary portfolio I have chosen to talk about two completely different activities, one outdoor and one indoor. The outdoor activity promotes holistic development in many aspects which I will discuss within the reflection and the main factor which affects this activity is the environment. In the indoor activity it also promotes different areas of holistic development ...

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Impact of Violence on Children

22 Nov 2017

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Violence is understood to mean “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse” (United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, 2011). “Physical violence is the intentional use of physical force with the potential for causing death, disability, injury, or harm.” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007). Nowadays, parents are as busy ...

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Educational Approaches in the ECCE Sector Ireland

22 Nov 2017

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Marie Grey Aistear the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. Aistear is the national curriculum framework set in place all around Ireland. It is for early education from birth-6yrs. There is not one specific programme or curriculum to follow. It was put in place to help in schools, pre-schools, crèches, and within the home. By working closely with parents, teachers and practitioners Aistear provides ...

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Physical, Social and Emotional Development of Toddlers

22 Nov 2017

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EVERTHING YOU NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT TODDLERS PLANNING FOR PARENTING A parenting plan is an arrangement in advance for an unborn baby. The Parenting plan includes time each parent will spend with their baby. The Parenting plan also about the major life decisions such as Education, Health, Safety etc. The parenting plan should be created so that child lives his/her life in a way they want ...

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Importance of Observation Research in Childcare

22 Nov 2017

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Unit 5 Explain the reasons for conducting observations and the format that these can take: Reference 1 and reference 6 In a nursery setting it is very important to carry out observations. Reasons of observations: The reason why observations are important is because it helps children know how they are improving on their development. Observations also help key workers know how to support children in their ...

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Safeguards and Policies to Protect Children from Harm

22 Nov 2017

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Protecting children from harm When children are attending school, their parents and carers expect them to be learning and enjoying their day in a safe and secure environment. The Health and Safety at work Act 1974 has been put into place to ensure the environment the children work in is safe and well maintained and safe for children to move around in. The environment in which ...

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Food and Nutrition for Young Children

22 Nov 2017

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Chelsea Bailey Health promotion and development Types of foods which should be avoided by young children Salt even in small quantities can prove dangerous for babies because at their young age their kidneys are unable to process the salt in the way that an adult’s kidneys can. Salt is one of the United Kingdom’s most overly consumed. The importance of home cooking for babies ...

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Theories of Communication and Language Acquisition

22 Nov 2017

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Natalie Ulugün   Introduction What is communication? According to Buckley ( ) communication is the delivery of information from one person to another whereby the intended meaning is understood. Communication is a multi-faceted feature that enables humans to identify with their own socio-emotional world and its relation to others. Communication requires motivation and auditory processing ability. Moreover, the ability to understand and convey messages ...

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Impact of Speech and Language Difficulties on Development

22 Nov 2017

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Explain the impact that speech, language and communication difficulties can have on a child’s overall development. ANSWER: The difficulties a child’s development can have are in many aspects of which are PSED (physical, social and emotional development), play, and literacy, maths, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. Looking at PSED, it effect the side of self confidence, self esteem, sharing views, discussing anything, being ...

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Understanding and Promoting Children’s Development

21 Nov 2017

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Sonja Eagle Here is a list of activities and the areas of children’s development involved: Climbing the ladder of a slide – Locomotive Skills- requires full body movements - balancing on the ladder and at the top of the slide Gross motor skills- climbing Cognitive skills- how to climb the ladder Playing football in a team – Gross Motor Skills - ...

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Implementing the Data Protection Act in Childcare

21 Nov 2017

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Choose and evaluate four of the 8 Data Protection Act principles, providing examples of how these would be implemented in a child care setting. 5.1 DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 Anyone who keeps records whether on computer or on paper must apply with this act. It should be clear to service user for what purpose the data are being kept. Information about a child should also be ...

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Identifying Risk of Harm to Child

21 Nov 2017

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Child Protection Scenario What indicators of risk of harm can you identify in the scenario? Georgia appears rather agitated when her brother comes to pick her up Georgia pulls away when her eldest brother Peter goes to pick her up Staff members are noticing that Georgia is seeming withdrawn from activities lately Staff members have noticed that for the past two weeks Georgia has been ...

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Legislation to Safeguard Child Rights in the UK

21 Nov 2017

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Steven Howells CYP Core 3:3 1.1 Because the well – being of all children and young adults is so important, organizations in the United Kingdom and around the world have created policies and legislation’s to ensure a structure of security. This structure ensures that everyone in an educational environment is safeguarded. Some of the main policies include: The Children’s Act 1989 – This policy was ...

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Maintaining Good Communication in Childcare

21 Nov 2017

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Rebecca Ellis 1.1 Explain the process for maintaining effective communication within the setting team. Effective communication allows all members of the team to work together to provide the highest quality of childcare possible. The key skills needed for effective communication are; Verbal communication. Non-verbal communication. Reading. Writing. Listening. Good communication is essential in achieving and maintaining strong working relationships with all members ...

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Communication and Professional Relationships with Children

21 Nov 2017

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Hanan Adrime The educational environment is a place that gives us opportunity to make a deep and a vital link with children and young people. This also enables us to communicate and build positive relationships with them. Support staff should bear in mind that there are specific principles, skills, and regulations that are compulsory to provide a productive learning environment for children and young ...

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Effect of Reader Schemes and Initiatives on Child Reading

21 Nov 2017

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Investigate whether the Accelerated Reader Scheme and Star Reader Test has a positive effect on a child’s reading achievement.   Abstract An evaluation carried out in a primary school on the implementation of the Accelerated Reader Scheme demonstrates its efficacy in improving reading scores and reading ages for students who are less able readers. The literature review shows that while there is limited evidence on the ...

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Child Rights in the UK

21 Nov 2017

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Children’s rights are poorly served in the United Kingdom. The recent UNICEF report has deemed UK as the worst place for the brought up of children and adolescents. UNICEF studied about the well-being and safety of children, adolescents and youths in the wealthy western countries. The reports were heartbreaking and imply that the present ‘electronic world’ (particularly the UK) is no longer a better place for ...

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Working with Children with Special Educational Needs

21 Nov 2017

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Joanne Boyden There are a number of regulations and requirements in place to protect children with special educational needs or disabilities. It was originally believed that children with needs should be sent to a special school and therefore choice for parents and children was very limited. However, with the implementation of laws and regulations this has very much changed, with children with needs attending ...

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External Influences on Child Development

21 Nov 2017

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Divina Hale   1 Referring to lecture and the course reader describe both how the following factors are interrelated and how they can influence concepts of childhood: religion or culture education economy/socioeconomics healthcare *Be sure to discuss these factors as they relate to each other, not independently A+B) Culture heavily influences education during childhood. Different cultures have values that ...

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Government Guidelines on Food and Nutrition for Children

21 Nov 2017

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Q1) Construct a table to identify the main government guidelines on food and nutrtion and evaluate the ways in which they can be incorporated into the child care setting. Answer: Food Groups: Fruits Vegetables Grains Protein foods ( meat + beans ) Dairy Babies 0-6 months – breast or formula milk. 6-9 months – milk , dairy, water, variety of different textured solid liquidised meals. 9 ...

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Protecting Children from Internet Risks

21 Nov 2017

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Risk and consequences of the internet and mobile phones The Internet can be a wonderful tool for learning, but as well as accessing educational information also has the possibility those children may access inappropriate information whilst online. Within the school setting children will have some protection, as school networks will have specialist software to block inappropriate websites. Mobile phones There will be some children within the ...

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Legal Requirements for Child Well-Being

21 Nov 2017

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Binnet Mastoor   Q1) Current legal requirements are needed for those in order to ensure the child's wellbeing this has to be ensured in the child's from reception and other classrooms the law has been passed to ensure that the child had an providing the information so that the parents are aware. Also the law ensures training and advice for the parents in the ...

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Developing Positive Relationships for Child Wellbeing

21 Nov 2017

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Recognise how positive relationships promote children’s well-being. Developing and maintaining positive relationships with parents and other professionals is imperative as children pick up on behaviours they have observed around them because are very impressionable and pick up on their surroundings. By professionals working together they can provide the best quality of service to children. Practitioners should build up a mutual trust and respect with all parties ...

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Benefits and Strategies of Learning Through Play

21 Nov 2017

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Play is essential in child’s early years. In my model of play, every area is interrelated in regards to play. Play can happen at any point of time and at any place. From a child’s perspective, play is enjoyable and imaginative. Educators play an important role in planning play activities in the curriculum and to sustain their thinking. Background of the family reflects how children ...

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Safeguarding the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

21 Nov 2017

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Explain how to support children and young people’s self-confidence and self-esteem A fundamental part of emotional development is the development of a young person’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Self-esteem can be defined as how you feel about yourself and your perceptions of yourself. Self-confidence is how you feel about your abilities and is dependent on each situation; it is shown through an individual’s behaviour and personality. There ...

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Areas of Learning in Childcare Environment

21 Nov 2017

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Q.1. Identify each of the three prime areas and four specific areas of learning? The Early year’s foundation Stage areas of learning and development have been produced by the government and early year’s professionals for use by all early years’ providers including child minders. It is important for practitioners to become familiar with how the areas of learning and development are arranged in the framework. We ...

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Working Practices for Child Protection

21 Nov 2017

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Christine Stanescu   Analyse the working practices that are needed to ensure that adults and children are protected Children are full of energy and curiosity about their environment. When they are excited about a new experience, or see something they want to do, children may not think about any possible risks or dangers. We need to be able to recognise the challenges to the ...

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Effects of Bullying and Strategies for Bullying Prevention

21 Nov 2017

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Learning outcome 5 (5.1) Different types of bullying Bullying can have a wide range of negative effects on a child. It can happen at any age, any time and in many forms, not only face to face but also via mobile phones and online. The table below shows the different types of bullying and the effects. Types of bullying Definition ...

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Legal Rights and Requirements for Children with Disabilities

21 Nov 2017

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Outline the legal and regulatory requirements in place for children with disabilities or specific requirements… Every child regardless of age, ability and circumstance has legal rights and entitlements. A child with a disability has the right to be treated equally and fairly. Tutt R (2007) Every Child Included, Great Britain, Paul Chapman Publishing quotes ‘Every child not only matters, but matters equally’. Acts and laws have ...

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Communication Strategies in Nursery Settings

21 Nov 2017

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This essay will be exploring the importance of effective communication strategies within nursery settings; also highlighting potential barriers which could be faced by practitioners and managers. It will also be discussing the benefits of staff appraisals, along with implementation strategies for appraisals, grievance and disciplinary procedures. Employment processes will also be discussed within this essay, with particular reference to policies which must be in place within ...

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Importance of Social Interaction in Childcare Environment

21 Nov 2017

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The childcare centre I am attached is well organised with wide pathways. They can move freely from one place to another. In this way, this provides opportunities for the children to interact with their peers with the sufficient places. Along the corridors, there are no obstacles blocking their way and is danger free. Toys, books and stationaries are placed in lower cupboards whereby the children are ...

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Early Literacy and Numeracy Development

21 Nov 2017

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Describe the learning context The children aged five years old were matching, writing number symbols and copying number words (for those who can) from 1 to 10 as they created their number book with stamps. The children used stamps to quantify the numbers based on the number symbol reflected on each page. Five children sat around the table, getting ready for the activity. Child A began ...

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Developing Mathematical Abilities for Children

21 Nov 2017

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The mathematical development foundation was established in the earliest years. Mathematics learning had built on curiosity and enthusiasm for children to grow naturally. Mathematics at this age, is suitably connected to a child’s world, is more than “getting ready” for school or accelerating them into elementary mathematics. Appropriate mathematical skills challenge young children to explore ideas related to patterns, shapes, numbers, and space with increasing ...

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Safeguarding the Welfare and Innocence of a Child

21 Nov 2017

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Childhood experiences differ from person to person in many ways. One’s personal experience of childhood is likely to affect their understanding of childhood and their ideal vision of childhood. When I reminisce about childhood, the ideal vision of children frolicking around the park, having fun and carefree days comes to mind. As described by Rousseau, childhood is a brief period of sanctuary before encountering the perils ...

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Safeguarding the Welfare of Children

21 Nov 2017

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A protection and safeguarding the welfare of children is defined as protection against bad behaviour, ensuring that would not affect the child's health or development, and also ensuring that children grow up in a safe environment and effective care. Child protection is to ensure and promote the welfare. It is also an alert mechanism for child neglect and abuse. Legislative framework is there to protect children. ...

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Analysis of Child Observation Research

21 Nov 2017

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Introduction and Background Information of the Children Our school encourages children to learn through play and experiences that are holistically, creative, and technologically. Teachers are believed to have the potential to help children to stimulate their development to the fullest with appropriate resources and environment. Children will co-construct their knowledge, bringing in their own identities and strengths can be nurtured to be self-directed and capable learners. ...

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Childcare Act 2006 in a Childcare Setting

21 Nov 2017

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Childcare Act 2006 Introducing provision relating to the authorities of duties/action of the well-being and improvement care of young children. The Act Introduced by parliament was passed to define/introduce leadership authority for the intentions of evolving; Every Child Matters programme (launched 2003 via Victoria Climbie story) Improving childcare/safety. Available Childminding facilities. Child providers Training and advice service. Parental upbringing information service. The act is structured ...

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Internal and External Impacts on Child Development

21 Nov 2017

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The expected pattern of children’s development is as follows. The development of children should be viewed in a holistic way each child is unique and will develop in their own way. Physical Development 0 -3 years. This is a time of fast physical development . New born baby’s have little control of their bodies at first it is reflex movements eg. Sucking , grasping. In the ...

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Legal Requirements and Frameworks for Childcare

21 Nov 2017

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Precious Toe Ngwu   Task 1- Summaries the current legal requirements for those working children. This should include reference to 6 learning goals and how they could be implemented in a child care setting. Current legal requirements for those working with children whether in the home setting, work place, school or other local authorities has be set out in the children's Act 2006 which ...

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Importance of Toys in Child Development

21 Nov 2017

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Toy’s And Development Bella Coreas   Toys are fun and any child, no matter the age, will attest to that. Toys have the potential to teach in many ways as well as play a positive role in a child’s educational, social, emotional and physical development. “Play is the mechanism by which children learn how they experience their world, practice new skills, and internalize new ...

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Psychological Perspectives on Children’s Behaviour

21 Nov 2017

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THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES AS APPLIED TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOUR The main psychological perspectives as applied to the understanding of the development of children’s behaviour are; behaviourist, cognitive, social, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive and the developmental perspective. The behaviourist perspective is the influence of the outer environment on children’s behaviour. It discards the idea that children pass through set developmental stages or milestones. But are ...

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Observation of a Child | Methods and Findings

21 Nov 2017

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Introduction This assignment has given me the opportunity to facilitate the development of my research skills using observation techniques on a focus child, and gathered inclusive resources to design and implement appropriate educational program to assist and meet the development and learning needs of the child. The real identity of the child will not be mentioned and the any information that will be collected in this ...

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Role of Play in the Curriculum

21 Nov 2017

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Assignment Three Task 1. Examine the statutory requirements for children to identify the role of play in the curriculum. What is the role of play in the curriculum? Justify your arguments using evidence from the statutory requirements. Task 2. Analyse the potential for play based development across the range of non-statutory contexts. Identify a range of non-statutory contexts eg. playgroups, day nurseries, child-minders etc. and ...

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Importance of Planning in Childcare Environment

21 Nov 2017

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Vanessa Clare Every child is born unique; they have their own characteristics, personalities and interest. They developes at different rates, but do follow a similar development pattern, i.e. one child may begin to walk 9 months whereas another child may not begin to walk until they are 17-18 months. There may be many factors that also come into the equation when a child is ...

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Behavioural Theories of Child Development

21 Nov 2017

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Alyshea Davies Child development and welfare Development and child rearing 2.1 – Explain the extent to which conditioning has been used in the shaping behaviour The method shaping is involved in calculated reinforcement which is behaviour trained to them by the trainer. The trainer rewards them for crude approximations of a desired action. One the trainer then rewards then with a behaviour reward this is one ...

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Development of Four Year Old | Observational Study

21 Nov 2017

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INTRODUCTION TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT Felicia Heong Shin Nin Yvonne Michelle a/p Stephen Das ( ) Ahmad Syazwan ( )   Acknowledgements This book is the result of research on 4 year old children development. The purpose of this book is to share the knowledge and experience collected in the period of time given. I was stimulated by the different milestones a child goes ...

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Individual Needs of a Child

21 Nov 2017

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Alysha Lloyd Early Years Level 3 Unit 1 – A Unique Child It is very obvious that all children can learn, but not all children learn in the same way, at the same time or at the same rate - learning is an individual process and therefore not every child will be learning in the same way or at the same rate. To help ...

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Influences on Child Stages of Development

21 Nov 2017

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Samra Saleem Unit 2: Understanding and Promoting Children’s Development In this assessment I will be describing the expected pattern of children’s development. I will be analysing how personal and external factors can influence a child’s development, the reasons why children’s development may not follow the expected patter and why early intervention is important when delays in development are suspected. Children’s development will usually follow ...

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Adolescent Sexual Development

21 Nov 2017

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Kari Svendsen   Abstract: This paper touches on the importance of providing public awareness and education to our educators, parents, and students so that we reduce the number of girls that have onset puberty. It also provides information on how we can teach parents to be supportive during adolescents, which can be a difficult and confusing time for students, which is more important than ...

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Stages of Development | 0-19 Years

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Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth – 19 years. The sequence of development refers to the expected pattern of development of a child from birth through to 19 years. Child development, in turn, refers to the biological, the physical and the emotional or psychological changes which take place within a time-frame as the individual passes through various stages or phases ...

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Childcare Management Systems | Literature Review

21 Nov 2017

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CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW 2.0 OVERVIEW Literature reviews are conducted in order to fully understand a topic being researched about. By doing so, we could define and establish our area of study, as in my topic childcare management systems. Reviews are done on existing systems by explore how existing childcare or daycare centers management systems have been introduced, implemented and evolved. Comparisons of the systems are ...

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Assessment Strategies for Child Observation Study

21 Nov 2017

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Assessment in the ECE Curriculum – Assignment 2 My Belief I strongly believe that assessment is not just based on teacher’s observations and comments. Assessment has to be interactive, together with children and families, all of us will be actively involved in the process of documenting and analysing the information. As my school is inspired by Reggio Emilia, I also believe that documentation is important as ...

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Building Positive Relationships with Children

21 Nov 2017

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Jodi Allan Unit 3: Building Positive Relationships Task 1) All children deserve the best start in life, to be provided with endless support which will enable them to fulfill their potential and make the most of their individual talents and abilities as they continue to grow. Between birth to five years, children develop very quickly and their experiences through this time will have a major impact ...

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Social Impacts on Child Health

21 Nov 2017

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‘In the 21st Century social, economic and environmental factors are more important than biological disorders as causes of poor health in children.’ (HALL 2003) Critically analyse evidence including data drawn from authorised mortality and morbidity statistics to support or refute this statement. Evaluate the potential for success of two Intervention Strategies designed to reduce health inequalities. Introduction/1 Rationale Hall (2003) states, that ‘In the 21st Century ...

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Positive Communication in Pre-School Setting

21 Nov 2017

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Janet Murphy 1. Maintaining effective communication and avoiding any barriers It is essential to have effective and positive communication within a pre-school setting for the staff, the children and their families or carers in order to develop solid and caring relationships. It is important for pre-school managers to develop a strong working relationship with staff with effective communication. This will create a much happier ...

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Observation, Assessment and Planning Cycle in Childcare

21 Nov 2017

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Gurcharan Pall   Explain the observation, assessment and planning cycle. The process of effective planning observation and assessment is a vital factor in identifying children’s individual needs interests and abilities. In order to plan for their learning and development. This process has been recommended by Early Years (2013) and this involves the practitioners following a three step cycle which consists of planning, observation, ...

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Government Guidelines for Child Nutrition

21 Nov 2017

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MAGDA ZIMON GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ON FOOD AND NUTRITION The UK Department of Health guidelines (May 2003) recommend breast feeding exclusively for the first six months, as this should meet all baby’s nutritional needs. Most babies should not need solid food before the age of six months. Milk is still the major food, it is very important to remember, when baby starting solids, that milk ...

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Developing a Challenging Environment for Children

21 Nov 2017

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Noshaba Jadoon   Q1: Explain how to organise a safe but challenging environment for children? The environment plays a major role in supporting children’s learning and development. While organizing a safe and challenging environment for children following factor should be consider: Health and safety; First and most important factor while setting environment to be considered is the health and safety of the environment, for ...

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Maintaining Communication in Nursery Management

30 Oct 2017

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In this unit I will be looking at how to maintain effective communication through a nursery setting with staff, parents and children. I will be going through the importance of staff appraisals and how records of staff should be logged and the reason for this. Disciplinary and grievance issues will be discussed as it is crucial to know the procedure of these in the unfortunate circumstances ...

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Rights of a Child with Disability

30 Oct 2017

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All childcare settings are forbidden from discriminating in anyway against disabled children when they apply for the school. All children should be made to feel accepted and welcomed; they should be offered the same opportunities as abled children. All children should have the opportunity to attend public or private school. Schools should adapt their setting to accommodate all children. This may mean that the setting may ...

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Benefits of Learning Through Play

30 Oct 2017

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Play is a very important part of a child's development, and can affect their development in a number of ways, there is a collection of principles that were formed to look at the value of play in nurturing a child's development, this is called the 'play Cycle'. It consists of the following stages . Metalude-This is when a child chooses the activity or toy that ...

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Legal Frameworks for Child with Disabilities

30 Oct 2017

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Outline the legal and regulatory requirements in place for children with disabilities or specific requirements. Every child has the right to be treated fairly no matter what their disabilities/circumstances are. It is against the law for Schools to treat a child discouragingly because of discrimination. Direct discrimination is when you actively discriminate against a child ie refusing a chid into the setting because of a disability/condition. ...

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Legal Requirements for Working with Children

30 Oct 2017

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To summarise the current legal requirements for those working with children. This should include reference to the 6 learning goals and how they could be implemented in a child care setting. History The Childcare Act 2006 became a law on 11 July 2006, and it is the first ever legislation exclusively concerned with early years and childcare, ‘according to‘: [1] “Northamptonshire.gov.uk“. This Act is concerned with ...

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Observations to Identify Child Needs

30 Oct 2017

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Planning, observation and assessment all contribute to supporting the learning and development of children. Careful observation can identify a child’s individual needs and interests and ensure that resources and activities are suitable for promoting further development. The early years recommends that practitioners follow a three-step cycle to effectively meet the needs of individual children. Planning Observation and Assessment. Write only what you see-this ensures accuracy. Write ...

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Evaluation of Data Protection Act in Childcare

30 Oct 2017

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Anna Karenina Magcamit 1.) Choose and evaluate four of the 8 Data Protection Act principles, providing examples of how these would be implemented in a child care setting. The importance of confidentiality and Data Protection for home based childcare When working in a childcare setting it is often inevitable to come across confidential information about children and families you are working with. Confidential information ...

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Observation of Child Play

30 Oct 2017

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Using observations of children at play in your setting, evaluate how you would scaffold the children’s learning in the future and improve the quality of play. Using a range of fully completed observations from placements (six in total), evaluate how you would improve the children’s learning experiences. Refer to expected “norms” of development (fully referenced) and explain how your knowledge of theories of child ...

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Causes of Childcare Policies, Initiatives and Laws

30 Oct 2017

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1. Introduction Childhood, the ten memorable years that fall between infancy and the onset of adolescence probably constitutes the most exciting period of a normal human life. Most men and women have the fondest memories of their childhood years, replete with a million discoveries, of new smells, sights, sounds, touches, and other delightful experiences, of times of safety, comfort, and security. While this is possibly true ...

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Government Roles in Supporting Parents

30 Oct 2017

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Introduction The unborn child influences the family and the environment which he or she will be born. In the later stage of pregnancy, the mother may have to decrease work's hours or give up in order to take rest more and even changing her diet and habits. After birth, the child unbelievably influences his or her parents' behavior , change of sleeping and eating pattern with ...

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The Blackburn Report | Analysis

30 Oct 2017

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1. Introduction The tragic death of thirteen year old Aliyah Ismail, caused by a methadone overdose in 1999, created waves of anguish through the United Kingdom. The resultant media uproar, the revelations about her life in care and descent into prostitution, and the specially commissioned report by social care worker and legal activist Maddie Blackburn, laid bare the heartbreak and misery of abused and distraught British ...

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Paramountcy Principle Analysis

30 Oct 2017

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Introduction Section 1(1) of the Children Act 1989 (CA) contains what is commonly referred to as the ‘paramountcy’ or ‘best interests principle’. The section provides: When a court determines any question with respect to— (a) the upbringing of a child; or (b) the administration of a child’s property or the application of any income arising from it,  the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount consideration. ...

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Developing the Literate Child

30 Oct 2017

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Introduction ‘Early-years educators relate what is being taught to what children already know. In order to extend each child’s learning they support and guide children through each new stage of learning. They know that the abilities and attitudes that young children develop in the early years are an important part of a life-long journey during which children will need to acquire all the language skills necessary to interpret, manipulate, control and organize ...

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Father's Rights in Childcare

30 Oct 2017

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In recent years the rights of Fathers has become a highly controversial issue. Groups such as father- 4-justice have embarked on hard-hitting campaigns that have attempted to expose discrimination within British Law and the judicial system against the rights of men to have access to their children after divorce. British law, it is argued, is both unequal in this regard and damaging to the welfare of ...

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Child Poverty Dynamics in Seven Nations | Paper Analysis

30 Oct 2017

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Task: to evaluate the research design, methods of data collection and analysis, and any other ethical or philosophical issues that arise in the specified research paper. Introduction This assignment will focus on the working paper entitled Child Poverty Dynamics in Seven Nations (Bradbury et al, 2000). It will identify and analyse the research design, methodology, data collection and analysis contained within the paper. There will also ...

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Framework for Safeguarding Confidentiality in Children

30 Oct 2017

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"When dealing with adults who lack capacity and children, a medical professional often has to make a difficult choice between safeguarding confidentiality and making disclosures to protect the particular patient's welfare". CRITICALLY DISCUSS the extent to which the legal framework has so far succeeded when addressing the balancing exercise referred to above and whether confidentiality for these groups of patients is sufficiently safeguarded. Introduction: ...

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Research Proposal: Child Attachment with Care Providers

30 Oct 2017

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Rationale The author has chosen to focus on the area of nursery care for children aged six months to five years, chiefly because it is an area of personal and professional interest, and because despite a wealth of research on parenting attachment, child development, behavioural development and the like, the field of study is still lacking in good, applied research which explores how children become acclimatised ...

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Policies for Child Protection

30 Oct 2017

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Introduction and Overview The concept of children having specific rights is of comparatively recent origin. Traditional perceptions of society towards children have for centuries held them to be emotionally, physically and intellectually immature, incapable of looking after their own selves and inadequately equipped to make their own decisions (Bronfrenbrenner, 1979). With children furthermore being regarded as little more than possessions of parents, (with no personal rights ...

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Bilingual Acquisition in Early Childhood

30 Oct 2017

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Are bilingual children two monolingual children in one? Discuss. Research into bilingual acquisition in early childhood has investigated whether infants and toddlers brought up in bilingual settings can be said to have a single language system during the initial stages of language acquisition or whether these early bilinguals develop two separate language systems from the start. If the latter can be shown to be the case, ...

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Stages of Child Language Acquisition

30 Oct 2017

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A child starts to communicate with those around him/her since birth, although in the first few months this communication occurs on a non-verbal level. However, as a child develops physically, he/she gradually acquires language skills. Overall, child language acquisition begins from phonological development and proceeds to syntactic and semantic development. The aim of the present essay is to analyse three major stages of the first language ...

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Making Preschool a Supportive Environment

30 Oct 2017

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Childcare – Making A Pre-School Setting A Supportive And Safe Environment Introduction Section 1 explores the variety of pre-school providers and summarises the services they provide. Section 2 investigates how children develop. Section 3 examines the strategies pre-school providers need to implement in order to meet the requirements of the Foundation Stage Curriculum. Section 1 – Early Years: Where Your Child Can Learn There is a ...

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Impact of Alcohol Misuse on Parenting Capacity

30 Oct 2017

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Introduction: Alcohol and substance abuse has been found to adversely affect the ability of parents to attend to the emotional, developmental and physical necessities of children. Several governmental and health policies have provisions of services to support parents who engage in substance misuse or neglect children (NHS, 2005). Most research focus on the implications of mothers using drugs and the usual treatment method is counselling or ...

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Effectiveness of Play Based Learning on Thinking Skills

30 Oct 2017

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The effectiveness of play-based learning in developing thinking skills in young children. There is wide-held support for the thesis that a play-based curriculum will directly enhance cognition in young children. The effectiveness of play-based learning is founded on the pedagogical applications of the theories of Jean Piaget and Lev Semenovich Vygotsky. Both theorists wrote about the importance of play in the world of children and recent ...

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Early Intervention for Child with Visual Impairment

30 Oct 2017

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Discuss the role of early intervention for children with visual impairments   Introduction The whole area of visual impairment is a complex and difficult field. Children may either be born with a degree of visual impairment or they may acquire visual impairment at some stage after birth. Some defects may be comparatively obvious and easily detectable other may be very subtle and not obvious for some ...

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Child Language Development Case Study

30 Oct 2017

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Introduction This paper explores a case study with one family with a child displaying slower language development, examining the case in the light of well-known theories around child development. These theories, which include scientific approaches, social approaches, and applied approaches to understanding and supporting child development, are evaluated in the light of the existing literature and in relation to health visiting practice. The Case Child A ...

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Recommendations for the Children Act 2004

30 Oct 2017

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The Children Act 2004 created the office of "Children's Commissioner". If you were to be appointed to this office, which changes and innovations would you propose to the law and policy relating to children and the family to ensure that your function is fulfilled? How would you justify such changes and innovations? Introduction The Children Act 2004[1] was the product of a Government consultation exercise informed ...

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