Unit 4427-067 Professional practice in early years settings
1.1 The early years sector ranges from lea nursery, day nursery, children/ family centres such as sure start etc to ensure every child has access to quality care and education, these can be private, voluntary, lea or independent sectors. The all have the same common purpose which is to provide quality care, and education for the children, offering the relevant support to achieve the Childs goals, working with multi agencies when neccessary to reach desired outcome.
2.1 Early years sector is heavily influenced by/ required to meet ....
Every Child matters
Children Act 1989
Protection of Children Act 1999
Data Protection Act 1998
The Children Act (every child matters) 2004
Safe guarding vulnerable groups act 2006
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child
Social and economic influences such as work patterns and financial constraints
2.2 The impact of current policies, frameworks, and influences on the early years include
Free child care ,
A service that ensures every child matters and is treated like an individual
Potential problems can be picked up by the mandatory senco/safeguarding officer
Multi agency working together for benefit of the child
A higher standard of care, health and safety, and hygiene
2.3 Evidence based practice is the term used when practice reflects and aspires to be as good as results met during research. This has influenced work with children in their early years in many ways, a comprehensive report which supports this is EPPE ( effective provision of preschool education) , this has proven that children who attended early years provision are much more likely to have enhanced social and behaviour skills when they started formal education, than those who had not attended. The report also confirmed the high value of learning through play, especially for poor/low income families. KEEP ( key elements of effective practice) is...