Level 3 Child Care Unit 3

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E1 * COSHH 2002 * Child Care Act 2006 * Equality act 2010 * Human Rights Act 2000 * Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 E2 The control of substances hazardous to health regulation 2002 states that “substances which can make people ill or injure them must be stored and used properly” (CACHE level 3 child care and education, Tassoni, 2007) COSHH promotes children’s health and welfare by making sure the children’s environment is safe and the substances that could cause harm are locked away and are only used in COSHH is part of the health and safety at work act. Childcare settings have policies put into place about how to deal with substances that are hazardous to health. For example at my placement when changing a nappy they have to wear disposable gloves and aprons. They also have to dispose of the waste in a special bin. At my placement they have a number of special cupboards for example; for keeping all the cleaning fluids e.g. bleach as they could potentially be very dangerous to children and a cupboard where any medicine/tablets that is brought in by the children (if they have any medical needs) is locked up. a controlled way. The child care act 2006 has a big influence on working practice. It provides the EYFS learning framework which all settings must use, it also tells the practitioner what the child to adult ratio and tells us what level a qualification the practitioners must have. At my placement they teach the children according to the EYFS and do lots of observations The equality act 2010 brings together lots of different legislations such as the sex discrimination act, protection of children act and disability discrimination act. The equality act has a huge influence on child care settings. Practitioners must allow every child equal opportunities regardless of their age, gender, race, ability, colour Etc. At my

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