Unit Three 1. Describe four factors to consider when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments As a professional working with children, it is our responsibility to ensure that the children we work with feel safe, secure and protected. When it comes to planning activities, we must take into account the safety, security, hygiene and comfort of pupils who will be taking part. A learning environment can be in almost any area, inside or outside the school that is used for learning. For example, a learning environment could be; classroom, science lab, art studio, playground or sports field.
052: 2.1 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of your service Reflective practice is important because it ensures that continuous high standards are being kept as circumstances change. To continually adapt and improve, approaches can benefit the children within our care. It can help to develop and grow skills which will enable the highest standard of care. Looking after children is an ever changing role and needs constantly updating to match the child's needs. We can better meet a child's needs by constantly reflecting and improving the service we provide.
Competency Statement 1 To Establish and Maintain a Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment I strive to provide an environment that is both a physical and emotional safe haven. Focusing on meeting their basic health needs and allowing for a fun learning experience. Function Area 1: Safe Environment Preschoolers are naturally active and inquisitive, therefore not always aware of hazards or behaviors that could cause injuries. I try to achieve this is by: * Supervising children at all times * Having eyes on every child and doing child counts * Utilizing classroom rules: Walking feet * Daily environment checks * Loose screws, broken hardware, splinting wood * Inspection of toys and equipment * Choke test small objects * Supplies are non-toxic and developmentally appropriate. * Familiar with classroom emergency procedures * Prepared for emergences through role-playing and monthly fire drills.
The diagram below gives examples of the areas of learning and development and shows the links between the way in which your child learns and what they learn. As a mum or dad, how can I help with my child’s learning? All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school. Even when your child is very young and is not yet able to talk, talking to them helps them to learn and understand new words and ideas. If you make the time every day to do some of the following things with your child it will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young
We have to cover every base on the safety of children, and it explains in great detail what you should do. You always have to make sure you follow the rules of the health and safety and safeguarding they are there to protect the children and the adults who work with children. In our nursery we always make observations on the children to see if individual children are progressing and developing. Lastly training is essential in our type of career this will ensure that you are prepared for anything that could happen so you need to have you first aid and safeguarding you should be regularly tested on these so you understand. First aid is important in everyday life but it is so important in a nursery all children are still learning the same way adults are and a child could stick to much food in their mouth or a piece of food could get trapped down their throat and they could choke.
when they started babbling or when they took their first steps. This is so the child’s key person can get a clearer view of what the child’s likes and dislikes are and where to start for planning for the child. • Key Worker System – There is a key worker system in place in the setting. This is to ensure that all individual children’s needs are met on a daily basis. This also helps the parent feel more settled and reassured that the child is getting looked after to a high standard.
TDA 2.9 Support children and young peoples positive behavior 1.1. In our nursery we have a behavior policy on promoting positive behavior; it has the guidelines/code of conduct we use to promote positive behavior. The aims of the behavior policy is to create a consistent environment that expects, encourages and recognizes good behavior and one in which everyone feels happy and safe. The behavior policy is the main policy on promoting positive behavior in the nursery and we should all be aware of the policies as part of our ongoing professional development so that we can manage children’s behavior in a consistent way. The policy sets the boundaries of behavior expected from the children and also the behavior expected from staff.
When planning activities we must make sure their there is enough space for the activities to be carried out safely. Toilet areas are also checked on a regular basis throughout the day to make sure it is clean, has toilet paper towels and soap available for hand washing. The temperature of the room also needs to be comfortable and sufficient lighting and there is always fresh drinking water available. A first aider will always be present in the rooms. For a child who has a hearing impairment we would provide visual aids for them so they can be made aware of health and safety, for example if a child was running indoor we could have no running signs around the room and point this out to them.
Competency Goal 1: Maintaining a Safe, Healthy Learning Environment When running a child care center, one of the most important things is to provide a quality learning environment for the children. It is necessary to keep in mind the steps and precautions needed to establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. As a teacher of a young preschool class, I put all my effort into making sure I meet all these requirements. Every classroom is run different and it is important for parents to know what kind of environment they are putting their child in. Keep reading to get a further understanding of how I personally run my class and the steps I take to make sure my class meets the competency goal.
They use their imagination and are able to see an object as something else; like using blocks for play food, or hands for telephones. It is in this discovery that children learn the world, they learn who they are; they learn who others are. I believe that every child and every person, for that matter, is unique. I encourage one on one individual time with each child. This helps us as care providers to learn about that particular child and their rate of development and their ability to do things.