TDA 3.2 Schools and Organisations Criteria 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. There are different types of childcare options available for 0-5 year olds, these include:Sure Start - Giving every child the best possible start in life is an initiative called Sure Start which is government led. They offer a broad range of services focusing on Family Health, Early Years Care and Education and Improved Well Being Programmes to children aged 4 and under. Sure Start makes contact with parents as soon as possible in the child's life and can offer support to families who have developmental concerns or other worries about their child. They can also give them support in making referrals for other services.
Parenting courses available include: Freedom Programme, Triple P, Speak Easy, Babyology, Mellow Parenting and Parenting Workshops. Outreach and family support is available to families requesting the service both in the home and at the Centre. Parents and Early Life Support Officers engage in a mutual exploration of goals and outcomes with a solution focussed approach. The Supporting Families Team with an emphasis on delivering intervention services work with families where additional support has been identified as being beneficial to those families. Services tend to be bespoke, meeting the individual family need.
This paper will illustrate the following (1) how I view the course of child development as continuous (2) how my own personal child development theory would be a blend between Piaget’s Cognitive-Developmental theory and Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory (3) how I feel environmental and cultural influences play a large role in a child’s development and (4) how I would incorporate my theories into the classroom. There have been many theories that have played a part in early childhood development research. It has been these theories that have changed the way teachers educate their students. Creating an environment that contributes to learning is key to the student’s success. I believe that children develop smoothly and continuously, gradually adding on more of the same types of skills that were there in the beginning.
The influences that repeatedly are being applied are examples such as partnership with parents. This is something within my setting that we are constantly trying to improve. We believe to have effective working partnership with parents and carers it provides the best care for the child, enabling them to learn and develop. McMillan was not the only pioneer who was a firm believer of this other examples include Froebel and Issacs. Wolfendale acknowledges that “the value of partnership with parents has been recognized since it was stated in the plowden report (1967) that by involving parents the children may be helped and the fact that many settings now routinely work closer with parents.” Brudenell, Kay (2008, p274) I believe as time goes on the Ideologies and theories will continue to be put into our practice within working settings.
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY STRATEGY Adoption UK [pic] Adoption UK recognises the diversity of adopters and the adoption experience. This strategy aims to reflect our commitment to adopters from all communities and to the children whose needs we seek to address through our parenting support. Through this strategy and action plan we want to address the following issues :- • internal issues of equality and diversity through training and staff development • our communication with and support to the broad spectrum of adopters including those from minority ethnic communities, those in mixed race relationships, single adopters, gay and lesbian adopters and others who may be otherwise marginalized or socially excluded • the over-representation of black and mixed
Caring and safe guarding the children. Clean up at the end of the day. 1.2 The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a comprehensive statutory framework that sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five. All providers are required to use the EYFS to ensure that whatever setting parents choose, they can be confident their child will receive a quality experience that supports their care, learning and development. There are certain standards that all settings and those working within them must comply with, these can include: Minimum National standardsCodes of practice Regulations andNational Occupational StandardsThese standards set out certain values and principles that will help children to develop, thrive and grow.
Unit 2 2.3 Explain how theories of development and frameworks to support development influence current practice today. Theories of development and frameworks to support development have influenced today's early year curriculum models and directly contributed to the good practice of childcare practitioners ,ensuring that children are seen as individuals and that each child's individual needs are met so that appropriate developmental opportunities are provided.These theorists have laid the foundations for current developmental theories and are still widely used today.Theories of development are important for childcare workers to understand as they form the basis of today's curriculum approaches and have highlighted good practice in teaching and learning strategies such as PPI's,(personal learning programmes),the use of observations,inclusive practice and the importance of key workers for children.All of these ensure that the children's individual needs are being observed ,planned for ,extended,recorded and met by the childcare practitioner and when needed with multi agency professionals.Without the work of yesterday's theorists,today's understanding of child development would not be as it is.Frameworks give us a guide that enables us to view and meet the needs of each child in our care.Theorists such as Abraham Maslown (1908-1970),Jean Piaget (1896-1980) and Freud (1856-1939)played a vital role in developing today's early years curriculum which sees each child holistically and as an individual whose needs may differ from another child's.It is thanks to them that our practice today is inclusive,diverse and child centred. Maslown is best known for his theory of self actualisation.Maslow lists a hierarchy of needs .He believed that our most basic requirements must be met before we can progress onto higher needs.Maslows hierarchy is a helpful approach
The role of schools is to implement or support the implementation of the national policies that relate to children, young people and families. Each Local Education Authority would take the national policies and apply them appropriately to their constituency. Take Every Child Matters for example, all schools should include the five main aims in their policies and philosophy – be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution to society and achieve economic well being. They would address this with activities such as, encouraging healthy eating, anti-bullying awareness, breakfast and after-school clubs and relevant PSHE lessons. Schools work with health and social workers, educational and clinical psychologists and create
National Childminding Association Issue no: 02 Issue date: 2 February 2009 |[pic] | | NCMA Safeguarding Children Policy Statement The scope of this policy statement applies to NCMA employees on both permanent and fixed term contracts, casual workers, sub-contractors, key volunteers (including unpaid project specific1) and trustees. NCMA is committed to supporting quality home-based childcare services2 that promote children’s welfare and safeguard children from harm or abuse. NCMA endorses the view that strong safeguarding policies and procedures help fulfil a child’s right to protection from abuse, as contained in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). In England, NCMA endorses the view in “Every Child Matters” that all
Additionally, they can be used to evaluate progress within parenting capacities, particularly if key areas were targeted for improvement, thus determining whether the needs of the child will be sufficiently met if they are to return to their own home environment (Ibid 2000b). The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) as proposed by Every Child Matters (2007), is a relatively new standardised approach for assessing the need for services for children and is part of a wider government programme to provide integrated services including the need to improve multi-agency working. The CAF is a common language in assessment and is based upon the five outcomes of Every Child Matters (Brammer 2007). Every Child Matters raises questions of where LAC should be (or get to) in relation to other children. The agenda aims to improve the lives of LAC holistically across the five outcomes linking to the Articles in the UNCRC (Unicef 2006a).