Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 1.4: Promote children’s emotional well-being
Learning outcome: Be able to promote the emotional wellbeing of children in own setting
Assessment criteria: Implement an activity to promote emotional well-being in own setting
In the previous section, you will have planned an activity to promote the emotional wellbeing of a child or group of children in your own setting. For this assessment criterion, you will implement the activity by carrying out your plan.
To do this, you will need to ensure that all the resources that you will require are available and that time has been allocated for setting up the activity. You will also need to ensure that any other practitioners that will be involved in the activity understand how it will be carried out and which outcomes the children will be working towards.
When carrying out the activity, it is important to be aware of the individual needs of the children involved and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that everyone can participate. Creating a supportive and positive environment where the children feel comfortable expressing their emotions is also important.
You will find it useful to make observations during the activity to assess the children’s emotional responses and identify any areas that may need further support. You may find that the children take the activity down a route that you had not anticipated, so you may need to be flexible and adaptive to any unexpected changes.