Reflective Review of Personal Professional Practice Essays

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Reflective Review of my personal and professional practice
Learning outcome: Demonstrating inclusive practice (PP1)

My name is and I am the manager of a day care setting based in the north of London; in a rich culturally mixed community. I manage a 41 place centre offering full day care services for children aged 6 months to 5 years. I am responsible for the overall running of the setting including the writing of policies and recruitment of staff. I am also the settings SENCO, nominated safeguarding officer and Room leader of the pre-school room. I am the first point of contact for all parents that require a nursery place at the setting.

In this essay I will be looking at the development of my personal and professional
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I have introduced visual cues in most areas where non-verbal children are encouraged to express their views (Evidence 17). Watching the DVD clip parent workshop inspired me to invite parents to join in our story sessions and translate the stories. This proved to be a successful method to engage children with English as an additional language (EAL). They are now less disruptive and enjoyed the story session much more. I also introduced story sacks with props to help engage the children.

Reading the extract from the E105 course material on a parent’s perspective of what it was like to have a child with additional needs and their experience in an early years setting, Andrew: a journey-a parents perspective by Wray. D. and Wray. S, made me see the other side of the coin. It helped me reflect on my practice and that of my staff team. I never realised how difficult it is being a parent of a child with special needs. It is hard enough having a child like that but then going to a setting that does not support them must be even harder. Although on the face of it I am welcoming to all parents and children, I am weary of children that have additional needs because of all the extra paperwork, and time that is required in ensuring that their needs are met. The local authority can take weeks or months to provide relevant support for such children, and until that time we have to deal with the issue which can be challenging. However after reading this

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