Factors to Take Into Account Essay

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CYP CORE 3.4: SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S HEALTH AND SAFETY 1.1. Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services Environment has a direct effect on the quality of the children’s learning and development. Therefore, the environment should be comfortable, attractive, interesting and appropriate for children who use it. There are a number of important factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services. Indoor Environment The indoor environment should be organised safely and there should be adequate space for the number of people using that room. Every child should be able to use material and equipment without causing risk to others. The following aspects should be taken into consideration. * Light/Noise There should be enough light in the room to enable children to work comfortably. As teachers assistant we should ensure that there is no harsh lighting like fluorescent light as this can bring discomfort after a prolonged time and cause headaches. Also the area chosen should not be too noisy. * Organisation All Equipment should be stored safety so that it does not present a hazard and all drawers and storage should be clearly marked so that it is clear where different equipment are kept. This will enable the children to find the equipment more easily. * Furniture The furniture in the room should be of appropriate size for the age of the children so that they can work comfortably. If for example the tables are too small, the children will hunched over them and have difficulty in sitting comfortably. * The individual needs, age and abilities of the children and young people The room must be layout to accommodate the age and needs of the children in that room. When planning activities we need to take
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