You need to be able to communicate with a wide range of people such as, children and young people, their parents, families and/or carers, other members or staff and Managment, you will also have to come into contact with other professional from time to time such as; doctors, nurses, first aider, teachers and social workers.
Communication comes in many different forms from one-to-one interactions with a child and parents or with a group, in my setting I often have to communicate with babies and children aged between 3 months old to 4 years old, this can sometimes take place in a group, we do different activities and it can sometimes be hard to keep all of the children and young peoples attention, you need to ensure that you use an enthusiastic tone of voice and it can often work better if you don’t stay on the same activity for too long. Communicating with babies however requires a different approach, this can be done with facial expressions, body language, gestures and tone of voice. When children share their thoughts and ideas with me I give them the chance to express themselves freely.   Children will have ideas and thoughts that they need to share, by doing this they are able to grow in confidence and self-esteem, I always listen to a child's ideas even if they are incorrect as this will encourage a child to share further ideas and thoughts, I would always encourage a childs mental stimulation.

You need communication for many different reasons, for example;
To promote positive relationships - if you don’t communicate effectively with the children, young people and their families then you will not be able to build a positive relationship with them.
You also need communicational skills to maintain relationships - in settings each child has a key worker, the key worker performs the role of the carer, its important to maintain a relationship with a child so that they feel comfortable and happy, secure and safe within their surroundings. Communication is...