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Placement advice

Postby Amz_33 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:59 pm

Hi
I start placement in a week and a half and was wondering what should I expect while on placement and what should I take with me,
I am doing 2 days a week from 9-1pm as I would need to leave to pick my children up from school so centre has said I can do till 2pm if wanted.
do I need to take all my assignments with me everyday or just the assignments I am needing for that week.
Some I have to do online as a quiz so would need to take my tablet aswell.
I know I will need to take lunch, water and a hat everyday.
Any advice would be great and really appreciated..


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Re: Placement advice

Postby Lorina » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:38 pm

You must be really excited to start placement!

Yes, you already have the gist of it... you would probably be better taking the assignments needed for that week as well as your logbook (if you have one).

For taking photos of children you should have permission forms signed by the parents of the children you will be observing.

Take lunch, water and wide brim hat (not a cap) and you should also wear a name tag and enclosed shoes such as sneakers.

Here is some more information on work placement which may help:

Work Placement In Childcare

Let me know how you go!

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Re: Placement advice

Postby Amz_33 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:35 pm

hi thanks for the info
i am feeling nervous and excited at the same time.
i am going to print out some more permission forms to make sure i have enough.
i have to go and buy my clothes for placement and get a bigger bag to fit my stuff.
thank you for reminding me about a name tag as i would of forgotten. just need to find somewhere to get 1.
apart from that i am all ready to go.

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Re: Placement advice

Postby Lorina » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:44 pm

I almost forgot... you can also use this:

Workplacement Student Form

It's free for you to download as well! It's a notice - for you to add a photo of yourself and let the the families know who you are and that you're at the centre for work placement...

It will be helpful!

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Re: Placement advice

Postby Amz_33 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:43 am

Thank you so much for the information.

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Re: Placement advice

Postby Lorina » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:13 pm

You're welcome!

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Re: Placement advice

Postby Amz_33 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:36 pm

Was wondering are we able to do placement at 2 different centres and also if I work 5hrs do I also get a lunch break.

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Re: Placement advice

Postby Lorina » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:57 pm

According to FairWork Australia, if you work 5 hours you get 1 rest break of 10 minutes.

Ref: Breaks and Rosters

In regards, for placement at 2 different centres, you will have to speak to your course provider. I would recommend that you stick to the one centre just because you have the same children to focus on and you will get to know them and the staff better...

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Re: Placement advice

Postby Amz_33 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:28 pm

thank you for the information.
placement is going good, juat finding it hard to try and get assignments done while on placement as it is so busy and by the time i get home im just to drained.


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