The quality of relationships that practitioners have with children and young people has a huge effect on the way in which they can work with them. Positive relationships with children and young people are important because:
• When children and young people feel comfortable with practitioners they can separate more easily from their parents.
• Children and young people are more likely to participate in the play and learning activities if they are secure emotionally.
• When children and young people have strong relationships, they are less likely to show unwanted behaviour as practitioners can recognise and meet their needs.
• Children and young people’s language develops more quickly if ...view middle of the document...
Building positive relationships with children and young people allows practitioners to provide the best possible care, support and learning opportunities for the individuals and effective safeguarding for children and young people can be maintained.
Positive relationships with children and young people are paramount as a child or young person that enjoys being with you and feels valued, will respond better. They are more likely to enjoy both playing and learning and in turn are more likely to show signs of positive behaviour. Building a positive relationship with children and young people begins with considering their own individual needs and adapting the way in which you work to meet them as effectively as possible. Each child and young person should feel valued, nurtured and acknowledged.
The professional and positive relationships we develop will ensure that good communication is possible in order to support the needs of children, young people and their families. Where we do not have strong relationships, there is a danger that information may be passed...