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Introduction to personal care routines

This course session covers:

  • Sensitive interactions
  • The importance of interactions care times like feeding sleeping & changing
  • How important brain connections are made during these crucial times

Length of session:

The session should take between 30 to 40 minutes

You will need:

Each participant will need a pen and a note book or a printed copy of the Session 2.2 Personal care routines task sheet - Available in the further reading section
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One of the really significant aspects
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of the key person approach
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is that a child's personal care routines
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shouldn't be handled by really,
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more than one or two key people
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whom that child knows.
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What do we mean by personal care routines?
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These are things like changing, feeding and washing.
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By ensuring that there is only one or two people
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carrying out these routines,
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really reduces stress for the child
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and it also provides lots of opportunities
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for warm, intimate interactions
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that build attachment.
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If a shared care system is working well,
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practitioners are able to support each other
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to allow for personal care routines
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to be carried out with more time
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allowing for those warm interactions
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that build attachment.
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The key person approach
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is all about using these everyday routines
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to strengthen attachment relationships
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and to ensure that each child feels secure
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and cared for by someone who knows them well.

Downloads

Facilitators guide - The Role of the Key Person - Personal Care Routines Download
Task sheet - The Role of the Key Person - Personal Care Routines Download