Recognizing__and meeting children’s physical, emotional and_psychological needs.

For a child to have a healthy development you will need knowledge of the developmental milestones for each age group, by having knowledge of child development you will be able to observe, assess and record a child’s development to see if a child is progressing accord to expectations. If a child is behind on his/her development it could be that a child has an undiagnosed learning disability or the child just could be good at some subjects but not as good at others.
Practitioners should be aware of health safety and welfare issues at all times for example; it is the practitioner’s duty of care to carry out risk assessments while planning activities to prevent possibly risks and hazards throughout activities they plan.
Practitioners should also liaise with parents and other professionals to support children’s development and progress for example;   If a child comes and tell you that they are being harmed at home, you will have to pass it on to other professionals and you could possibility bring the parent of the child into school as sometimes children can make things up so they can get more attention.
The practitioner should plan appropriate opportunities within the daily routine to interact and talk with the children and they should also keep up to date with new research and idea relating to child development.
The practitioner should build a trusting relationship with both the parents and the child. If the practitioner doesn’t have a trusting relationship with the parents they might remove the child from the setting because they don’t trust the practitioner with their child as their child is their prize possession.  
Practitioners must always show empathy and sensitivity and support towards everyone in a childcare setting, by doing this they will also be building a trusting relationship with the children because the practitioner is there for them and shows that they care....