Understand Child and Young Person Development

1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive
Communication in the workplace is so important as it is essential that you have good communication with everyone to ensure you can have strong relationships and work well together and be able to share and gain information with each other, so you can all work together to meet the needs of the children in the setting. If you do not have good relationships then it may cause bad feeling and a divide between colleagues and it may be the case that you will all not work well together and be able to share information then the parents and children may suffer. It is important to have good communication with the children in the setting as this ensures you have a good relationship with them which will help them feel more comfortable with us which will help them settle in or provide reassurance during transitions in their lives as well as supporting them in their play and learning. Also if the parents see that you have a good relationship with the children it will help them feel more relaxed and helps them to trust us to care for their children.
1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults

In any context, the principles of relationship building with children and adults are the same. People in our company should feel comfortable. This hopefully will encourage more effective communications between each party. People are likely to avoid each other if they are suspicious of intention or they do not get along. Communications are subsequently broken down.
Positive relationships need to be nurtured and developed and do not happen by luck. They are built upon everyday with others and there are certain factors that help us maintain the positivity.
Some factors we may do without actively thinking about, others may require a little more effort on our part. Effective communication happens in many different ways and is the key factor in developing relationships...