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Question: Unit 145 Promote professional development

NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Outcome 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
Formal support/ Beyond organisation
Informal support
Supervision
Appraisals
Within the organisation

Outcome 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6
Gibbs reflective cycle
Donald Schon
David Kolb

Answer: For childcare providers, ongoing professional development is important. It keeps us up to date with legislation and advances in early childhood education and care. It improves our skills and practice which in turn has a positive affect on the development of the children in our care. It provides us with a deeper understanding of our job role, improving our self esteem. I believe that professional development builds on what we already know, and what may not seem useful at the time, will help us in situations further along the line.

Even though professional development is important to our job there are many barriers that can hinder this. As childcare providers we must strictly follow staff: child ratios. There will need to be another staff member available to take the place of staff undergoing training courses, and this is not always the case. This links in with the timing barrier. St...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Education
  • Course: NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2966
  • Date submitted: April 18, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4686

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