Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 1.3: Support physical care routines for children
Learning outcome: Understand the physical care needs of children
Assessment criteria: Describe benefits of working in partnership with parents/carers in relation to individual physical care routines
Throughout this unit, we have emphasised the importance of working in partnership with parents/carers. In this section, we will explore the benefits of this approach in relation to individual physical care routines.
Firstly, it ensures that the child’s and family’s needs, wishes and preferences are met. This is important as it means that the child will be comfortable and familiar with their routine, which will help them to settle in at nursery. It also means that the child will experience consistency between the home and childcare settings.
Secondly, working in partnership helps to build bonds of mutual trust and respect. This is essential in ensuring a positive relationship between home and nursery, which benefits both the child and the family.
Thirdly, it keeps all parties informed of a child’s development. This is important as it means that parents/carers can be involved in their child’s care and see first-hand how they are progressing. It also ensures that any concerns can be quickly addressed.
Overall, working in partnership with parents/carers in relation to individual physical care routines has many benefits. It ensures that the child’s needs are met, that there are no great differences between settings, builds positive relationships and keeps all parties informed of the child’s development.