Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service I have a duty as a child practitioner to provide the best possible outcomes for children so it is important that I take time to reflect on my working practice, When I reflect I look to see how I can improve my practice and I strive and look for the best practice which can be found in the school polices and also from my work colleagues i.e. teacher, classroom assistant. Also after activities I can refect and see how it went and what I could maybe do better the next time ,what did the children learn from it, what did I learn from it or what changes I could make the next time etc.
Reflective practice is imperative in order to ensure that high standards are kept continuously as circumstances, children and environments change. In order to reflect one must continuously be aware of approaches used and how they can be changed or developed to improve. Continually improving and adapting approaches benefits both children and practitioners ,ensuring that each individual Childs needs are catered for. Reflective practice involves evolving in a child centered approach. The childcare benefits as his/her skills grow and develop ,enabling the highest standards of care and provision. It also promotes a better level of understanding and acceptance of those different from us, taking on board the opinions, cultures and attitudes of others to ensure a diverse and positively productive daily experience that enables higher levels of understanding from all .It also fosters personal and team development because a reflective practice evolves our experiences thus enabling higher standards of learning experiences. Experience can only be beneficial when it is either a positive experience (good practice),or a negative experience that is reflected upon and consequently changed and improved.Carers that deem experience alone as a credential to good practice are not developing, learning and...
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