Task 6

Information for parents and carers.

It is important to create a positive relationship between parents and carers to ensure that the child receives the best care.
A bond between child minders and children will be created, as with their parents, which in turn creates trust.
The parents know better than anyone what the child’s needs are and these should be shared with the child minder for the sake of the child.
It is to build trust so as information can be shared daily of the child’s day, development and achievements, to give parents peace of mind of the quality of care the child receives. It is a good idea for each child to have a “day book” so as their daily activities and behaviour etc can be observed by the parent. Parents and child minders should communicate daily to maintain their relationship and they will then feel that they can go and speak to the child minder if they have any concerns.
From the first meeting with the parents, a relationship is developed. Child minders will explain to parents what services they can offer, and in return the parent will share their child’s needs, interests and dislikes etc.
Routines are based upon the needs of the children. School runs, nap times, meal times etc are taken into consideration when planning the day and activities will be made around these, so as everyone’s needs are met.
Arrangements with parents can be made to accommodate special requirements or after school clubs and such. If a child has homework, the parents may or may not ask the child minder to set aside time and help for them to complete this.
Children are encouraged to take an active role in planning activities so as they feel involved and that their values and ideas are respected.
Young children will take longer to get ready than that of an older child for outings or activities, so time will be given for the child to complete their needs. As children get older it will take less time for this. As they grow, their needs change and this will be...