Ema E100


Since starting the E100 course in October 2010, I have learnt a lot from all areas of children’s care, learning and development but also a lot about myself and how I deal with each situation. This course has also taught me a lot about my setting and also other settings such as Sure Start Children’s Centres (SSCC), childminders, schools and nurseries. Each assignment has helped me learn new things about working with children, if I haven’t learnt anything new; the assignment has helped me have a new outlook on how I approach the situation or task which has developed my knowledge and understanding. I have shown below throughout this assignment what I have learnt during the course and each TMA.

Myself, my setting and my learning

For TMA 01 I had to look at myself and my setting. As I was in a senior position. I found this task very interesting as I learnt many things that come with a senior role within a Nursery, as I had just been appointed to the role I was still learning. This TMA definitely helped me learn what was important for my role. Especially managing staff, I wrote in TMA 01 about my role in keeping teamwork and healthy relationships in the work place, I referred to this comment back in my TMA and I feel this perfectly sums up how staff within the Nursery should behave, ‘Successful teamwork requires a group of individuals to share the daily working experience in a positive and proactive manner. Over time the members of a team develop ways of working with each other, responding to the needs and idiosyncrasies of colleagues, recognising strengths and weaknesses, and valuing the complementary contributions that each makes to the team effort.’ (2010, page 47, Cable, Miller and Goodliff.)   I have continued to manage staff by encouraging management to do Employee of the Month, this has proved successful as staffs are keen to keep busy and see who has worked hardest throughout the month, and staffs are rewarded with different gifts. This definitely...