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Essential Tips for Childcare Workers

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Are you in the childcare profession, or want to start a career working with children?

Take a look at these great tips for childcare workers.

If you want to start a career in childcare, you can also visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za for skills development courses and accredited qualifications in childcare available for students studying from home.

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Essential Tips for Childcare Workers

  1. 1. Essential Tips for Childcare Workers
  2. 2. Every child needs guidance and support when growing up and learning new things.
  3. 3. Every child needs guidance and support when growing up and learning new things. Childcare providers thus play an important role in shaping a child’s life.
  4. 4. Every child needs guidance and support when growing up and learning new things. Childcare providers thus play an important role in shaping a child’s life. Click here to learn more about Becoming a Childcare Provider
  5. 5. So to help you become a better childcare provider
  6. 6. Here are some basic tips that childcare workers can use when interacting with children: So to help you become a better childcare provider
  7. 7. Keep the rules simple and visibleTIP1
  8. 8. Keep the rules simple and visibleTIP1 Making charts and displaying the rules around the house, the school, or the classroom are great ways to get children to remember the rules.
  9. 9. Keep the rules simple and visibleTIP1 Making charts and displaying the rules around the house, the school, or the classroom are great ways to get children to remember the rules. Here are a few rules that children should know:
  10. 10. Keep the rules simple and visibleTIP1 Making charts and displaying the rules around the house, the school, or the classroom are great ways to get children to remember the rules. Here are a few rules that children should know: • Say “I’m sorry” when you are wrong. • Be kind to one another. • Say “please” and “thank you”.
  11. 11. Keep the rules simple and visibleTIP1 You wouldn’t want to break down a child’s confidence, so choose your words wisely when communicating with children throughout the day. Use positive words whenever you can.
  12. 12. Keep the rules simple and visibleTIP1 You wouldn’t want to break down a child’s confidence, so choose your words wisely when communicating with children throughout the day. Use positive words whenever you can. For example: If the child drew on the table, instead of saying: “Don’t draw on the table!” try saying something along the lines of, “It would look much prettier if you drew a picture in your book tomorrow – that way, you can show your parents when they get home.”
  13. 13. Don’t talk down to childrenTIP2
  14. 14. Don’t talk down to childrenTIP2 When you are in an educational environment, you want the children to be happy in their surroundings.
  15. 15. Don’t talk down to childrenTIP2 When you are in an educational environment, you want the children to be happy in their surroundings. So when communicating with them, try talking to them gently instead of shouting at them.
  16. 16. Don’t talk down to childrenTIP2 When you are in an educational environment, you want the children to be happy in their surroundings. So when communicating with them, try talking to them gently instead of shouting at them. It is also a good idea to kneel down so that you are on the same eye-level as them when you communicate.
  17. 17. Don’t talk down to childrenTIP2 When you are in an educational environment, you want the children to be happy in their surroundings. So when communicating with them, try talking to them gently instead of shouting at them. It is also a good idea to kneel down so that you are on the same eye-level as them when you communicate. You will notice that children will become despondent and unhappy when you shout at them all the time.
  18. 18. Set a good exampleTIP3
  19. 19. Set a good exampleTIP3Children watch and imitate everything that adults do and say. They see how you talk to other children and adults. They watch and imitate your actions and reactions to various situations. They watch how you deal with feelings such as anger, sadness, and joy.
  20. 20. Set a good exampleTIP3Children watch and imitate everything that adults do and say. They see how you talk to other children and adults. They watch and imitate your actions and reactions to various situations. They watch how you deal with feelings such as anger, sadness, and joy. The way you handle the ups and downs of life teaches children a lot about how to behave and how to get along with others.
  21. 21. Teach respect, and show respect for childrenTIP4
  22. 22. Teach respect, and show respect for childrenTIP4Talk to children about misbehaviour in private, rather than in front of other children.
  23. 23. Teach respect, and show respect for childrenTIP4Talk to children about misbehaviour in private, rather than in front of other children. Remind them of the reasons why we have rules, and discuss how they can change their behaviour.
  24. 24. Teach respect, and show respect for childrenTIP4Talk to children about misbehaviour in private, rather than in front of other children. Remind them of the reasons why we have rules, and discuss how they can change their behaviour. Teach the little ones to apologise when they have done something wrong or hurtful towards another.
  25. 25. IF you are Passionate About ChildCare...
  26. 26. IF you are Passionate About ChildCare... Oxbridge Academy offers a number of accredited and skills development Childcare Courses that you can study via distance learning.
  27. 27. Start a career in childcare, or learn new skills that will help you advance your career and earn more! Click here to learn more about Studying a childcare course

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