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Valuing Identity - Early Years conference
Best practice tips and hints… Let children understand that they are all different but all valued in the same way. More resources to develop children’s imagination skills. That their play is important for self-esteem. We celebrate cultural diversity without making the children in our care feel ‘different’ Role play using different day to day roles. Take time to listen to each child and show an interest in their lives. I take the time to find out about each child. I have a photo of each child and their family in a frame which is displayed.
Best practice tips and hints… We have self registration board. First thing in the morning children can put a picture of themselves on the board to say they are here today. Listen to them (giving them time to think about what they want to say) Culture box- Children are given a box to fill with favourite items to then share at school. Supports independence, choice communication and listening skills. We share models the children have created in construction/ junk modelling at end session/ group times to celebrate achievement. Celebrate their achievements however big or small.
Best practice tips and hints… The unique child- The importance of a name, getting it right, spelling it right etc Offer the same opportunities, resources, activities etc. to all children. At my school Edale rise Primary and Nursery- We invite the families to come for a picnic on our hillside. To be able to adapt to different children for specific reasons (SEN etc). Treat each child as an individual. I will look out for ‘play cues’ and not dismiss it as ‘naughty behaviour’ Look through the eyes of a child and you may just learn something.
Best practice tips and hints… Speech and language games everyday. I am independent. Empowering the children. They can do it. We are all stars. Ensuring all staff use children’s correct names. Give children choices about how and what they learn. Have a bucket list of activities this summer. Encourage children to create ‘shrine’ boxes all about themselves. All about the family board. Pictures & facts about their family and their likes and dislikes. This is shown in show & Tell and then displayed in the setting.
Best practice tips and hints… We have a ‘Artist of the week’ -a framed pic of a chosen child's work displayed in entrance- changed each week- developing sense of pride in achievements. Circle time. Photobooks with pictures of the children and their families to share with others. Do lots more imaginative play in future and let the children choose. Treat all children as an individual. I can work with children to help them know that they “can do”
Best practice tips and hints… We include the children in writing of policies- what they think should be included, why, If they feel it works or should be changed. Time to talk- friendship group intervention with boys with behavioural problems and children who do not talk much. Promote independence and allow them to discover who they are, not what people want them to be. Children take home a box, place special object in from home, return to school & play activity of children asking them questions to find out what hidden object is.
Best practice tips and hints… By letting them be themselves and celebrate that. Positive relationships with keyworker and child/parents, consistent 1- 1/groups, 2 way feedback, effective communication, appropriate activities. Parents evening- meet & greet, newsletters, notices. Read Nick Butterworths “My Dad is Brilliant” Potato activity. I truly believe that every child has a voice and this has aided my practice immensely.
What parts of our identity do we value… I value each child individually. Caring and trusting I am me and a mum. Play supports- resilience, independence, happiness and confidence. Encourage independence and self-care in both boys & girls. Valuing everything children say, don’t say, do and don’t do. Happier children, happier parents. I am kind, special, a friend, a daughter, Christian, lovely, a friend. We try to value our children by involving them in their profiles & discussing our activities and how we can deliver it to them in a fun way. Show and Tell. Talking table.
What parts of our identity do we value… Jenny, Mummy, friends, daughter, Christian. Key worker system, celebrating religious celebrations, 2 way feedback, positive relationships and friendly staff. Clever, generous, busy and funny. Value others, listen, value and respect. Mum, friend, happy and positive. Organised, friendly, easy going and adaptable