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Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • How To Communicate To A Child Effectively

    How To Communicate To A Child Effectively

    In order to build a strong bond with a child or a group of kids, you need to communicate with them in the correct manner. Applying the right type of communication skills can help you get children to listen to you when you need it the most. It also helps to build trust and kids will enjoy spending time with you. It's no secret that possessing the right set of communication skills does make working in the child care sector much easier. Those who have worked with or raised children will definitely tell you that you can't show your anger if a child doesn't listen to you. But at the same time, you need to a show a degree of assertiveness to prevent kids from running riot. So how do you show the right balance of assertiveness and playfulness when communicating with children? Well this particular characteristic can be learnt, but it can't be taught overnight. So to help you get started, I have shared 3 tips to help you communicate to a child more effectively.

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  • The Perks of Being a Builder

    The Perks of Being a Builder

    Being a builder does have many perks that many do not know about. A lot of people think being a builder is a “mucky” profession. That is true. Builders aren't afraid to get their hands messy. And after a hard day's work, they'll probably have a layer of dirt covering their entire body. But if we take a moment to wipe away the dust and be able to look at the truly remarkable perks of being a builder, then we'll start to appreciate what a builder does. So in this blog post, I will be sharing the top 5 perks of being a builder:

    1. Builders Are The Happiest Employees

    Despite the gruelling work builders do, builders are actually the most content group of people. According to an article published in The Fast Company...., the construction sector has the happiest workforce. And this is because the sector places huge importance on building and nurturing strong working relationships. ...
  • Careers Advice: 5 Best Free Online Careers Resources

    Careers Advice: 5 Best Free Online Careers Resources

    Knowing where you can find the best careers advice can give you a huge advantage when it comes to looking for work. Whether you're looking for help with your CV or in need of some support with your interview techniques, getting the right advice is crucial. Luckily the internet has a whole host of information readily available at your fingertips. But since there is so much information out there, it can be difficult to know which website will be worth your time. So the aim of this blog post is to share 5 of the best free careers advice websites that you can use:

    1. National Careers Service

    Website: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk.... The National Careers Service is a government funded service that aims to provide free and impartial careers advice that is tailored to suit an individual customer's needs. Their website is also one of the best careers advice websites that is out there. On the w ...
  • Why People Work In Health and Social Care

    Why People Work In Health and Social Care

    It's no secret that the health and social care sector is facing increasing pressures as of late thanks to budget cuts and the rising ageing population. But despite this, there are people out there who will do whatever it takes to work in this sector. To find what these reasons are, I have listed 4 top reasons below:

    1. Making A Positive Difference

    Working in health and social care, you are working with extremely vulnerable people who really appreciate your help. These people will range from the elderly, young people, individuals with special needs to mental health patients and even addicts. The time that you spend with these people is extremely rewarding. Especially when you help them overcome their own challenges. A lot of people want a career that gives them excellent job satisfaction. And a career in health and social definitely gives you that.

    2. Giving Back To The Community....

    Those who have been brought up in hardship and poverty probably would have ...
  • Child Care Tips: How To Inspire Creativity in Children

    Child Care Tips: How To Inspire Creativity in Children

    Being a child carer, you will be spending a great deal of time with someone else's child. And the parent of that child will be expecting you to encourage some of sort of interaction and stimulation of their child's mind. They definitely don't want to see their child watching TV or playing games console all day. No matter how tempting that may be. The best way to encourage interaction and to stimulate the child's mind is through creativity. There are numerous studies which support this. And the best thing about creativity is that it increases a young child's motivation to learn and it aids their intellectual and cognitive development. Even though numeracy and literacy are very important, the same amount of attention should be given to creativity. Because creativity can help a child to express themselves and allows them to solve problems through ways that have never been thought before. So how do you encourage a child's creativity? Well this blog post shares 4 ways in how you....

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  • Why You Need A CSCS Card If You're Self-Employed

    Why You Need A CSCS Card If You're Self-Employed

    If you are considering to start your own business in the construction industry in North London, then we highly recommend you have a CSCS card. Even if you are building a small extension on a domestic property or redoing someone's bathroom or kitchen, holding a CSCS card is extremely beneficial. You may argue that many customers, who want domestic building work undertaking on their property, will not ask for a CSCS card. This is true, but only to a certain extent.

    Society's Perception of Self-Employed Builders

    Unfortunately, we do live in a society where the media portrays self-employed construction workers as cowboy builders. I am sure you've seen TV programmes like Watch Dog and Rogue Traders..... In these programmes, the customers who hired these cowboy builders recount their experiences. Some of the stories shared by these customers are quite traumatic. And it is sad to see. However on the bright side, at least these cowboy builders have been named ...
  • How To Communicate Effectively With The Elderly

    How To Communicate Effectively With The Elderly

    Whether you are looking after an elderly relative or work in a care home, communicating with a senior person can often be challenging. And it can be for a number of reasons. Elderly people who are in care homes may have multiple physical and mental ailments. Many of them will have their own beliefs and ideals which are different to the beliefs and ideals of most people in modern day society. And also, some elderly patients may face psychological issues such as dementia, making it extremely hard for them to take care of themselves. So it is crucial that you're able to develop and continuously improve your communication skills when speaking with the elderly. Because not only will your own job be a little bit easier, you'll also be able to build strong relationships with your elderly patients. The following 3 tips will help you communicate more effectively with the elderly:

    1. Practice Empathy....

    One of the best ways to improve both your communication skills and your relationship ...
  • Considering a Career in Child Care?

    Considering a Career in Child Care?

    A career in child care is one the most rewarding professions out there. It is meant for those who love spending time helping and nurturing children. However, it is not for everyone because it does require you to have certain personality traits. Being a child carer, you're playing an important part in a child's development. And that point alone makes a career in child care one of the most satisfying careers. If you're reading this, then chances are that you're interested in pursuing a career in child care. To get into child care, there are a number of routes you can take. But for this blog post, I have made it easier for you by outlining the most common route into child care through the following four steps:

    1. Test The Waters With Baby Sitting....

    If you're really passionate about child care but you're unsure if it is the right career path for you, then you can test the waters ...