Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 3.5: Develop emergent literacy skills of children
Learning outcome: Understand the language and communication needs of children
Assessment criteria: Explain how working with others supports children’s emergent literacy from birth to 7 years
Working in partnership with others can support children’s emergent literacy in Early Years settings and help them to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Partnership with parents and carers is essential to ensure a holistic and supportive environment. Positive communication between parents, practitioners and the child will create consistency between the home and Early Years settings because information about a child’s preferences can be shared. Practitioners can also provide parents and carers with information and advice about their child’s development and may also provide resources for the child to take home.
Practitioners will also work with other professionals. If a child has additional needs, practitioners may need to work with specialists, such as SENCO coordinators, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists, to ensure they provide the correct support. Some families may be receiving support from social services and so information about the child may be shared with the social worker.
All stakeholders should work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for the child.