Get help now

Graded Unit Action Plan

  • Pages 4
  • Words 840
  • Views 433
  • dovnload



  • Pages 4
  • Words 840
  • Views 433
  • Academic anxiety?

    Get original paper in 3 hours and nail the task

    Get your paper price

    124 experts online

    Action Plan
    The importance of Playgroups for children and the impact the SSSC qualification requirements may have on them.

    My aim is to investigate and show the benefits that playgroups have for under fives in Scotland and I would like to analyse the impact that the SSSC qualifications requirements may have on practitioners and how it may affect the service they provide to children and stakeholders. I will aim to link my research to the following Units F56Y 35 Childhood Practice and Social Services: Developing Leadership DN1H 35 Managing Quality in Early Education and Childcare Settings F56B 35 Developing Professional Childhood Practice

    F56A 35 Integrated Working and Collaborative Practice
    The basis for this research is down to the amount of changes that we as child practitioners have gone through when it comes to qualifications. I am on the PDA Childhood Practice Course and on starting the course was informed that the regulations had changed and all managers were required to go on and achieve a Degree. In my mind as well as other managers I have spoken to, they felt that this would bring about a change in the future of playgroups. This in turn has led me to research the importance that playgroups hold in communities for children and their families, and to try and establish exactly how managers and practitioners feel the changes will affect playgroups . What I would like to find out from my research is 1. how playgroups help our children to develop

    2. What influences parents on choosing playgroups
    3. Current thoughts of practitioners and managers on the new qualification requirements 4. the levels of qualifications held by managers and practitioners 5. Once qualified, whether managers and practitioners leave of stay in their setting. In collecting the above evidence I will have to set out questionnaires for parents and send them out to as many playgroups in the Lothian region and Edinburgh as well as gather some personal views from managers and their practitioners in the playgroups.

    I aim to do this by interviewing them and some will have an email sent out to them. This will help me to get a general feeling from practitioners regarding the qualifications and using qualitative measures will give me a better insight with regards to this. I feel that to convey exactly how people feel having opinions, experiences and understandings of managers and practitioners will provide a better view than figures will. Some of the theorists that I will integrate into my research will include Vygotsky, Bowlby, Bandura – Social Child Development

    Piaget – Cognitive Child Development
    Pavlov and Skinner – Behavioural Child Development
    The different theories that they produced with regard to development all work well together in playgroups. There is no need to use one theorist over another and I will be able to show this when I am discussing the importance of playgroups in child development. Action Plan – Timescale

    Week of
    Discuss Graded Unit and timetable
    Complete the 14 questions from handbook
    Individual tutorial on 14 questions @ 7pm
    Individual tutorials
    In College to hand in Case Study
    Begin literature research
    Continue research for articles
    Research questionnaire building sites
    Gather information from SSSC site
    Devise questionnaire to parents
    Devise questions to ask practitioners/managers
    Contact Early Years Dept at East Lothian Council
    Type up action Plan
    Submit Action Plan
    Await questionnaire results
    Collate as much information as possible
    Chase up outstanding information
    Individual Tutorial
    Start writing up investigative report
    Continue writing report
    Evaluation Report
    Go over report
    Submit Graded Unit

    The literature that I will use for my research will give
    Brophy J, Statham J(1991) Early Child Development and Care, Taylor & Francis

    Bruce, T and Meggitt, C (1996) Child Care and Education. London: Hodder & Stoughton Condie, Rae and Seagraves, Liz and Fee, J. and Henry, Jacqueline (2009) Continuing professional development of early years managers and practitioners working with children under 3 years of age: technical report. [Report]

    Devereux J, Cable C, Miller L (2005) Developing Early Years Practice, David Fulton Publishers

    Isles-Buck, E. and Newstead S., (2005) 3rd ed. Essential Skills for Managers of Child-Centred Settings. Manchester: David Fulton Publishers

    Learning Teaching Scotland (2010) Pre-Birth to Three – Positive Outcomes for Scotlands Children and Families. Glasgow Lindon, J. (2010) Reflective Practice and Early Years Professionalism: linking theory and practice. London: Hodder Education

    The Scottish Executive, (2009) National Care Standards. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: RR Donnelley

    East Lothian Council (2008) Guidelines for working with Children Under Three. Haddington. QAA Scotland (2007) Scottish subject benchmark statement – The Standard for Childhood Practice. Mansfield: Linney Direct

    Murphy L. (2010) Meet the Masters (retrieved 15 July 2013)

    McLeod, S. A. (2007). Vygotsky. Retrieved from [ August 2013]

    SPPA, First Five Publication, Issue 65;Autumn 2012, pg9
    SPPA, First Five Publication, Issue 67; Spring 2013, pgs 8-11,16-18

    Scottish Government; The Framework for Continuous Learning in Social Services; Dundee

    This essay was written by a fellow student. You may use it as a guide or sample for writing your own paper, but remember to cite it correctly. Don’t submit it as your own as it will be considered plagiarism.

    Need a custom essay sample written specially to meet your requirements?

    Choose skilled expert on your subject and get original paper with free plagiarism report

    Order custom paper Without paying upfront

    Graded Unit Action Plan. (2016, Oct 07). Retrieved from

    Hi, my name is Amy 👋

    In case you can't find a relevant example, our professional writers are ready to help you write a unique paper. Just talk to our smart assistant Amy and she'll connect you with the best match.

    Get help with your paper
    We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy