About the course
As a parent, taking your child to nursery, pre-school or a local childminder can be a difficult task and they can face certain conflict in their minds regarding it.However, for many parents, extra childcare providers are a necessity. Parents need to trust the childcare providers, and a healthy partnership needs to be established if it's going to work well for all involved.
This course highlights the importance of partnership with parents, and you can probably agree with their statement that parents are the child's 'first and most enduring educators'. With the help of this course, early year's practitioners can learn how to engage with parents to ensure a happy partnership for both parties. A partnership is a two-way process; parents need to be encouraged to share information and feedback, as practitioners should as a matter of course.
Opinions and voices matter and parental involvement is important to every childcare setting - even if they can't be there as much as they'd like to be. As practitioners, or training practitioners, you need to embrace diversity and help to provide a collaborative environment so that children can shine and parents can trust in your services. Through completion of this course, you will learn some of the fundamental elements needed to ensure minimum standards are maintained and exceeded, and that partnerships with parents can flourish.
Note: Certificates must be applied within 3 months of course completion.
Cache Endorsed Certificates are included with the course and are available after completion.
This course is CACHE endorsed.
Why this course?
It is a reality of modern life that early childhood professionals have joined the ranks of grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbours and friends in supporting parents to raise young children.
Caregivers and parents need to share information about care giving practices so that areas of common ground and points of difference can be identified. The foundation of such practice is a trusting relationship with parents, and central to relationship building is communication and open dialogue with parents on child care matters and other issues relevant to the child.
Given the diversity in care giving that exists, it is inevitable that parents and caregivers will sometimes disagree on child care matters.Diversity of opinion and outlook that creates discomfort, frustration, anxiety or anger for either the parent or carer can place significant strain on the relationship. If a carer is not comfortable doing something a certain way, or doing routine tasks differently, the matter needs to be resolved in a positive fashion. In this respect, the practice literature emphasises the importance of approaching parents with an open mind and a respectful attitude
Who should attend?
- Early years practitioners working in a variety of childcare settings - particularly nurseries and pre-schools
- Those considering opening a pre-school or a Montessori school
- It can also be a useful resource for grandparents who wish to support their children as they become parents
- Any young or inexperienced parent who wants to gain knowledge on parenting
- Anyone who wants to be a better parent
- Anyone wants to gain knowledge about parenting
- Anyone who plays a big role in the growth of a child
What do you learn?
- You can understand the importance of partnership with parents and learn about some of the ways in which practitioners can engage with parents and caregivers, while also demonstrating your commitment as an early year's education provider.
- Take a look at some of the ways in which home can be brought into the childcare setting, and vice versa.
- You can identify some of the reasons why people complain, and look at the legal requirements that mean childcare providers must respond to every parental concern or complaint, as well as investigate and record them. Help parents to realise that their views and opinions matter.
- You can learn how to make transitions between home and learning environments seamless and support continuity in a child's learning journey.
- Take a look at the EYFS 2008 Principles into Practice 'Parents as Partners' card. This should be available in your childcare setting, but can also be viewed online if necessary.
- You can understand more about attachment theory, and how establishing positive relationships between caregiver, parent and child can help to make the transition easier.
How do you learn ?
- You can learn from the comfort of your own home, at a pace and time that suits your individual circumstances. All course material is available online, and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no deadlines to adhere to, so you can take as much time as you need.
- If you struggle with the courseware at any point, the technical support team will be on hand to help.
- You can use a vast selection of learning resources which will appeal to all learning styles, including videos, quizzes, presentations and downloadable activity sheets and tasks.
- You will finish with a bang by getting every question on the multiple-choice assessment correct! Test your new-found knowledge with this easy-to-navigate end-of-unit test.
- There is plenty of extended learning and extra reading available to further your knowledge base independently.
- You can boost your communication skills and have the confidence and professionalism to communicate with parents effectively, from handing them letters to chatting about their child's development and behaviour.
- You can pick up some expertise that can help parents to entrust their child with you, knowing that they'll be safe and happy.
- You must have a system with a processor of 1 gigahertz (GHz), 1 GB RAM, Operating Systems supporting Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS, iOS and Browsers with Internet Explorer 8 or above, Google Chrome, Safari 8, Mozilla Firefox
After this course
After completing this course you can work as a child practitioner in any Montessori school or primary schools. Most courses will help those who want to associate themselves with children and want to assist them in absence of their parents. This course will help practitioners develop a relationship with parents so that they build full trust on their child carers. Moreover, those working in creche will find this course beneficial.
You can avail the course at a reasonable fee of 9,500 INR/160 USD/120 GBP/5000 THB.
You can opt for a number of easy ways to pay your fees using Debit / Credit Card or by depositing Cash, Cheque or Demand Draft to our bank account. After the payment is credited the candidates will be receiving payment confirmation with online admission form. They need to fill up the same and submit in order to get online access to the course.
The course can be completed within a span of 12 months.