We must follow these policies for babies, young children and staff at all times. There are standards that influence our role such as: Codes of practice, such as internal policies and procedures set by the setting. Our Health and Safety policy at our Nursery. We need to follow this policy in our day to day work at the nursery. Clear safety rules for children’s behaviour.
Assignment 8 Unit 027 This assignment should demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding relating to these learning outcomes: Assessment criteria 1.2 and 2.4 and Unit 66 2.2c Explain how health and safety is monitored, maintained and reviewed and how people in the work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely and include a reflective account of an outing and the systems in place for visits. The Manager or supervisor will carry out daily risk assessments and health and safety checks before the start of each session, checking outdoor areas, entrances, doors/locks, flooring, electric sockets, toilets, windows, temperature, kitchen area and the fire-fighting equipment is in place. If any problems arise they will be dealt with before the setting opens, if this is not possible she will develop an action plan specifying the action/person or funding required and will make all staff aware on arrival. The owner of the building has risk assessments carried out every 6 months and we have a fire safety officer come annually. We are a set up and take down setting so all equipment is checked over whilst doing this daily, anything broken or damaged is removed.
Explain how health and safety is monitored and maintained and how people in the work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely. Health and safety guidance can be found in the EYFS and or the health and safety executive. In an early years setting there are legalisations. Legalisations are set by the law and must be carried out in every child care setting. The polices are put in place by the head teacher of the setting or the manager.
Task 1 links to learning outcome 1, assessment criteria 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4. You will need to provide information on the following: A) A description of the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services • the individual needs, age and abilities of the children and young people: When setting up a learning environment in the setting the specific needs of children and young people need to be taken into account. For example, the different age groups, different abilities and needs of children and young people. When teaching children who have Special Educational Needs careful planning and consideration should be given for their safety when learning. • specific risks to individuals such as pregnancy, sensory impairments: specific risks such as pregnancy and sensory impairment need to be taken into account when planning in for learning in the environment.
Unit 18: Health and Safety Procedures in the Workplace 1.1 Define the main responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace of the following: a) employers: The employer has a responsibility for health and safety of all the staff, children and visitors to the nursery premises. The manager and deputy manager are responsible to ensure all policies are reviewed and regularly updated to cover any legal changes. The manager and deputy are to ensure that all staff read and implement the policies within the nursery and that a copy of the policies are easily available for staff to review when needed. The manager and deputy should have first aid training and the responsibility to ensure the first aid box has appropriate materials that are within date and refill when needed. The manager or deputy are to review accident records on a monthly basis to identify any recurring causes of the accidents and amend the situation.
CYP Core 3.4 Support children and young people’s Health & Safety Task 1 1.1 Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services. As an employer and\or employee, you need to have read, understood and signed the school’s Health and Safety Policy. The factors to take into account are that both indoor and outdoor environments are safe for the children and staff. This includes ensuring that playground or outdoor areas are clean and free from any potential hazards. This may include animal waste, litter, or damaged equipment.
This means that you should spend some time going through the specific legal requirements and statutory guidance to ensure that your personal practice is complying. Suitable people – This section looks at the suitability of people to work with children and includes vetting procedures as well as issues such as training and fitness for work. It also covers child-staff ratios although the exact ratios are given in the documents appendix and are linked to children’s ages and the qualification levels of staff. Suitable premises, environment and equipment – this section aims to ensure that children are looked after in premises and environments that are safe. As with the safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare section, many of the legal requirements will apply to some of your day-to-day activities, for example checking that toys are safe and that the outdoor environment is clean.
• REGULATIONS: Regulations are the rules which organisations and care workers must follow. As a nursery assistant I am expected to follow all policies and procedures and regulations set out by my manager, I am also expected to keep myself updated with any change in procedures and refresh my memory on old ones. MINIMUM STANDARDS: The national minimum standards for childcare settings are issued by the government under section 23 of the care standards act 2000. These standards can be reviewed and changed at any time so a workplace needs to ensure they are up to date with his to ensure they are providing the care recommended under this act. All nursery staff must have regard to the standards and must also meet regulatory requirements and the conditions of their registration.
2.1 CONSULT WITH COLLEAGUES TO IDENTIFY THEIR PLANNED ACTIVITES AND CORESPONDING RESOURCE NEEDSI provide staff with information regarding health and safety, to make sure working practices are carried out and followed staff are involved in the review of policies, procedures and practice e.g staff member m is in charge of the fire drills and recording etc. By involving the staff this leads to good levels of understanding and knowledge. All findings are documented accordingly and it is clear to all staff who holds the day to day responsibility for each aspect of the policy areas. Meetings take place regularly to make sure all staff and managers are aware of competence, control, co-operation and communication.Competence covers recruitment, training, support and advice e.g in my workplace I ensure that staff are adequately instructed and trained by having training courses, clear explanations given on procedures before being undertaken and outlining risks etc.Control is allocating responsibilities, securing commitment, instruction and supervision, i.e I ensure each staff member knows what they must do and how they will be held accountable e.g in charge of fire drills, risk assessment documentation etc. Co-operation between individuals and groups i.e.
I am expected to meet the standards of the EYFS in my work role in the following ways; Welfare- This includes keeping detailed records on Children and Parents personal details, Accidents, Risk assessments, Medications, Attendance Log, any visitors to the house during minded hours. I write observations daily and track each child’s development and progress. This is following the EYFS framework to ensure all six areas of learning are covered. This is delivered by a balance of Adult led and child led