Identify Procedures in the Early Years Setting That Support Children to Settle and Enjoy Play and Learning

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Identify procedures in the early years setting that support children to settle and enjoy play and learning The first few weeks when a child is settling into an early years setting is a time of crucial importance to their later happiness in the setting. All children are individuals and while some children will adjust easily, others will take longer to feel comfortable and secure. Children who have a positive start to their new environment are more likely to feel comfortable, relaxed and valued, feel good about themselves as learners and have a sense of belonging to the pre-school community. All early years settings will have a 'Settling In Policy' describing procedures for supporting children through the settling in stage. Policies should be written with the child's emotional well-being at the centre. It is very important to work closely with parents/carers encouraging them to stay and to support their children and ensure that children and their families feel comfortable about being part of the school. The staff should help children to find their way around the nursery, introduce them to different areas indoors and outdoors as well as get children know and make sure they understand daily routine e.g. snack procedures, using toilets, story time, tidy up time, home time. The staff should be aware of the children’s needs, interests, what they like to play with, and provide activities which reflect their needs and interests and support children through group times. Very useful is to help children to know each other and encourage them to play together. It it good to encourage children to try new experiences, to make their own choice of activity and to have responsibility to tidy away. This is making them to be independent giving them time and confidence to do things for themselves. The information should be shared between the whole staff team to ensure everybody
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