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messageStudent Child Observation - Please Help!
Posted by kthingy 13 January, 2015 16:54

Hello East Dulwich Forum!
I am a student studying for a Masters in Social Work (at the University of East London and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust) and I am hoping to find a lovely family in london that will help me to complete a child observation for my human growth and development module.

I need to observe a child under 5 years old who is someone I don't know or have contact with so that my observations can be unbiased while also allowing me to develop my role as an observer, rather than friend or colleague. The child I observe also needs to be not known to have special needs or a connection with social services in order to provide me with a glimpse into ordinary early years child development.

The observation would only take place for one hour a week for 12 weeks starting in February, preferably at the same time and place. The setting can be wherever you and/or your child are more comfortable - this could be at home or as part of a group in nursery or day care. I would take notes after this session and use these notes (without passing on any confidential information) in seminars and as part of a reflective essay at the end the module.

I hold a current enhanced CRB/DBS as part of my course and have signed up to the update service so it would be easy to check my credentials.

Please message me for more details!

All the best,

messageRe: Student Child Observation - Please Help!
Posted by HelenOP 13 January, 2015 18:53

Sorry! Meant to PM.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2015:01:13:19:07:00 by HelenOP.

messageRe: Student Child Observation - Please Help!
Posted by etta166 14 January, 2015 10:33

We took part in something similar last year. If anyone is thinking about it and wants feedback from a family's perspective, feel free to PM me.

messageRe: Student Child Observation - Please Help!
Posted by Yak 14 January, 2015 12:18

I know Kirsty personally, otherwise I'd have volunteered myself. I suggested she posts here. She's lovely!

messageRe: Student Child Observation - Please Help!
Posted by Pugwash 15 January, 2015 17:59

I also had to do a 12 week child development study and went to a council nursery in Camberwell. With the large number of nurseries around it should not be a problem . Alternately the nursery/reception class of a primary school.
I found that with my tutor from Goldsmith's college letter explaining the reason behind the observations, and with meeting the manager of the nursery first, it was reasonably straight forward. However I did write to several nurseries first enclosing a copy of the tutor's letter. I was told at the beginning of the course in Sept that in the spring term we would need to have a place ready to start our observation studies.

messageRe: Student Child Observation - Please Help!
Posted by stagbucarpruspe May 07, 08:10AM

Hi I'm looking for a tutor for my son. We are interested in online lessons. We are still in the US, but we are moving to London soon. Can someone give me the contacts of a good tutor?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 07, 08:11am by stagbucarpruspe.

messageRe: Student Child Observation - Please Help!
Posted by carebear May 07, 02:30PM

Posting as admin: suggest you start a new thread as the title of this one is misleading as to what the post is about.

messageRe: Student Child Observation - Please Help!
Posted by circlepsychology May 07, 05:20PM

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