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    Hi all,

    I have just registered to this site and hoping you all can help me. I am currently doing my homecare childcare course and am at the observation section now. The first question is Explain what can be learned about children by observing them at play?

    The rest of the questions, to me, just seem to be the same in a re worded way:

    Explain how observations are used
    to plan for individual childrens needs
    for early intervention
    to review the environment
    during transition
    when working in partnership

    Any help would be great. Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgie1213 View Post
    Hi all,

    I have just registered to this site and hoping you all can help me. I am currently doing my homecare childcare course and am at the observation section now. The first question is Explain what can be learned about children by observing them at play?

    The rest of the questions, to me, just seem to be the same in a re worded way:

    Explain how observations are used
    to plan for individual childrens needs
    for early intervention
    to review the environment
    during transition
    when working in partnership

    Any help would be great. Thank you!!
    What can be learned? - what the child enjoys / does not enjoy... what the child knows... what the child can do...

    How are obs used to plan? - when you know what a child enjoys, knows and can do you can promote their learning in other ways through your planning.

    Early intervention - when you observe you note what children cannot yet do and if there is a concern that they are not making good progress.

    Environment - what changes can you make to better support children's learning? Your obs will tell you what the child might need to support them in the future eg more resources, better space for their games

    Transitions - are the children upset / frightened / worried / excited? Are they ready for the transition? How can you support them to manage the transition better?

    Partnership - sharing obs with parents - obs you have done and obs from home so children's outcomes are raised...

    Hth

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    Hi I'm on the same boat don't know where to start on this one any information would be appreciated

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    I found my Level 3 much like this- I realised they just want you to state the blooming obvious.
    Keep it short and to the point.
    Break your answer down into bullet points to match each part of the question.
    No point trying to waffle or make beautiful paragraphs or essays, they don't give marks for that!
    Use the question as part of your answer to keep it on track: Q 'Explain how observations are used to plan for individual childrens' needs' = A 'Observations are used to plan for individual childrens' needs by...'

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    Yup, if it's anything like level 3 (and I think this may be just one module of that self-same mind-pickling bore-fest) remember:-

    1. You are not expected to learn.
    2. You are not expected to think.
    3. You are expected to regurgitate the correct 'criteria'.
    4. The answers are almost certainly in the course handbook.
    5. Copying out the course handbook is called "plagiarism".
    6. Re-writing the course handbook in your own words is called "studying".
    7. You can probably buy a disc of answers on eBay.
    8. The course tutors know all this and have seen it all before.
    9. The sooner they pass you, the sooner they can move onto another student and get their fee.
    10. This is what has become of 'education'.

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    Sarah's answer is the one !.
    Not all who do a Level 3 have already been practising for a while...some are new to childcare so these questions are very pertinent.

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    "Grau teurer Freund, ist alle Theorie und grun des Lebens goldner Baum."

    (JW von Goethe)

    (Can't find the ruddy umlaut. )

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    The reason behind my reply is because of my experience as an employer in my preschool many years ago.
    Some of the new people did have experience ...so knew why we observe, others were new to childcare so they did ask why we observe and it was shown during their induction.

 

 

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