Support Programmes for the Promotion of Children's Develpment Ccld 403


It is best to consider all information as confidential when working with families and children as giving out information that should not have been given out can have serious repercussions.   This could seriously damage the reputation of the setting as parents will lose trust.   It is also important that staff adhere to the confidentiality policy and are given information on a need to know basis.   Not everyone needs to have all the information of every child in the setting.   All information in my setting is stored in a locked cabinet in the manager’s office of which the access door is coded.   All personal information received is protected under the Data Protection Act 1998.   This prevents personal information from being used inappropriately.
It is important that data recorded on children’s progress and development is reliable and valid.   More than one observation should be made on a child and observations should be made during different times, in different situations using different methods and only exactly what is seen should be recorded and not what is known about the child.   Observations can be made during various situations such as when a child is interacting with adults or parents, playing alone, playing in pairs or small groups, playing alongside others, during different times of the day or week or whilst engaged in different types of play.   Different techniques for recording can also be used and there are strengths and weaknesses to them all.
Checklist – This is a structured assessment to show children’s development.   It is used to assess in a particular area and is a good way to record developmental milestones in more than one child to show how they vary.   A checklist is used by ticking any skills that a child shows and it must be appropriate to the child’s age.   The advantages are that it is easy to use, simple, quick, can be self designed, can be repeated to check progress and can...