My Ssec Capstone Project There is need to build relationships with our colleagues

There is need to build relationships with our colleagues

There is need to build relationships with our colleagues ,children and young people we work with ,also their families to enable us to work effectively. Relationships and communication skills are linked together, as good communication will help to build good relationships. Relationships are influenced by the way we communicate, this is not just the language we use and how we listen to others but also our body language, gestures and facial expressions. Communication is very important when working with young children as we need to gain their confidence and information from them and give information to the child’s parents routinely passing on facts concerning how the child is feeling and about what they have been doing as well as to update our colleagues. It is important that we find ways to communicate with children that are new to the setting so that they quickly feel comfortable, settled and feel secure enough to be parted from their parents, the early relationship we build with a child also helps build the parents confidence and trust in us that we take good care of the child and that the child will enjoy the experience. Children are able to benefit most from play and learning opportunities when they are relaxed, which is linked to the quality of the relationship they have with the adult that is caring for them, they are also able to gain more from play and activities if adults use communication to support their play by extend their vocabulary, helping they express ideas and explore and understand their world