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Question: Unit 145 Promote professional development

1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice
1.2 Analyse potential barriers to professional development
1.3 Compare the use of different sources and support for professional development
1.4 Explain factors to consider when selecting opportunities and activities for keeping knowledge and practice up to date

2.1 Evaluate own knowledge and performance against standards and benchmarks

4.1 Compare models of reflective practice
4.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice to improve performance
4.4, 4.4a, 4.4b

Answer: 2.1 As a professional in childcare, and owner of a childcare setting I consider it vital within my role to continue with professional development. This means that I need to keep my knowledge on childcare legislation and good practice up-to-date so that I am complying with the law, modelling good practice to my staff in the childcare setting and have positive working relationships with staff, parents and other professionals. Although I am the owner of clairescubs and have staff to assist in the everyday running of my setting, I still have
Key responsibilities in the setting:

To provide support and leadership for my team to enable them to establish and uphold positive working relationships.

To provide professional feedback to parents/careers about their child.

Ensure that records of each child’s development are completed via the use of a
Learning journey, they are com...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
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  • Words: 3215
  • Date submitted: November 27, 2018
  • Date written: Not available
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  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8570

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