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Question: Unit 1 – An introduction to working with children – Grade A
Diploma in Child Care and Education CACHE Level 3

E1 Describe THREE (3) different types of settings which provide care and education for children in your area. This must include ONE (1) example from the:
• Statutory sector
• Voluntary sector
• Private sector

E2 Describe how EACH of the types of settings identified in E1 aims to support children and their families.

E3 Describe the main legislation in your country that supports the rights of children.

E4 Describe the recognised principles and values that underpin working with children.

E5 Explain the importance of valuing and respecting all children in the setting.

E6 Describe THREE (3) professional skills that will support your work with children.

E7 Describe how study skills can support your learning during your training.

E8 Include references and a bibliography.

D1 Explain why the practitioner should develop and maintain appropriate relationships with parents and other professionals.

D2 Discuss the characteristics of working in a multi-agency team.

C Explain why the early years practitioner should listen to children’s views and value their opinions.

B Explain why it is important that practitioners understand the limits and boundaries of their role when working with children.

A Reflect on the importance of a child centred approach in early years settings.

Answer: E1/E2: Statutory sector services are those which by law must be provided to children and families, for example, St Peters RC Primary School. The opening and closing times is between 8:45-3:10 (depending on before/after school clubs). This school is provided by the state and offer education for children 4-11 years. They have qualified staff and aim to support children though after school activities, extra help in classes if a child needs more support. They work with adults through parents evenings so the parents can meet their child’s teacher, also the parents will have a better understanding where the child is up to e.g. milestones. Workshops so parents can learn what the children are learning in school, this supports both the child and parents as it means the parent can help the child at home. A statutory sector can be free full time education for the child. This is helpful to familie...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Education
  • Course: Diploma in Child Care and Education CACHE Level 3
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3845
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2014
  • Date written: November, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5352

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