Unit 8 caring for Children
Assignment guidance E2, E3
Criteria E2 Collate information about how care for children may be provided within families and society. For this section you need to gather and present information on the many ways children are cared for by families and society. Remember to collate information in the form of screen dumps, images, leaflets and other relevant documents with written descriptions and appropriate referencing. You could use a spider diagram to illustrate the different settings as a visual introduction.
In your assignment consider these questions
Why are parents and primary carers of children important?
What are the different types of parenting styles? (authoritarian, Permissive and authoratitive) What do we mean about good enough parenting?
What are the different types of family structures?
1. Read pages 328/9 in Tassoni, P. et al (2007) Child care and education and write notes on the different types of family structure. 2. View this you tube video on Diana Baumrind’s theory of parenting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW09WECYlbI 3. Read and make brief notes on this BMj article on “Good enough parenting” http://adc.bmj.com/content/78/4/293.full
4. View this Website and record some relevant “Statistic on the family” http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/family-demography/families-and-households/2011/stb-families-households.html
Children are cared for by many different settings. Consider the following headings to provide a structure to your writing. Write an introduction to each heading and provide a range of descriptions in each type of setting.
Statutory - nursery, primary, secondary schools; children centres; hospitals; special needs schools; residential care; foster care; adoption services Private - Crèche; child minder; nursery school;
Voluntary - holiday play schemes; play groups; respite care services Independent settings – private schools and kindergartens
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