1.2 Thinking about how you work with other professionals
Think about other adults you interact with in your role as an early years practitioner. Draw a chart or diagrammatic representation showing:
the core team – those you work with on a daily or regular basis;
the wider team – those you come into contact with, but not necessarily on a daily basis;
your position within the team.
Now work through the following tasks, making a note of your responses.
Consider how you would describe your working relationships with the adults you have included in your chart.
Think about how you initiate and sustain contact with other professionals in a manner likely to promote trust and confidence in the relationship and the setting.
Give at least one example of how you share information and skills with other professionals.
Write down two examples of how you work cooperatively with these other professionals.
Suggest two ways in which you could improve your working relationships with other professionals.
How you work with parents depends, to a large degree, on your underpinning views and beliefs. Similarly, how you work with other professionals largely depends on your underpinning views and beliefs – in this case, relating to teamwork.