Managing an Early Years Provision

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The aim of this paper is to critically discuss the role of the practitioners in organising and managing a base room and outdoor environment in a private early years setting. Firstly the paper will examine the application of knowledge and critical understanding of early childhood frameworks and current regulatory and legislative requirements to the practitioner’s role and practice in early years settings. Secondly the paper will critically analyse the practitioner’s role in organising and managing a base room and outdoor environment with reference to theoretical perspective and current and developing practice. Finally the paper will go onto critically evaluate contemporary best practice in early years settings to ensure curriculum entitlement, safety and inclusion. At the heart of every early years setting is the statutory frame work the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS, 2008) this is what early years settings are legally obliged to follow to deliver early years education. Early Year's providers have to follow a structure of learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old. This framework enables all children to learn through a range of activities. The EYFS (2008) ensures that all under fives in childcare benefit from a safe, secure and happy environment where they can play and develop. The EYFS (2008) is aimed to provide help that professionals need in order to give children the best start in life. At the heart of the EYFS (2008) is the principle that young children need a play based curriculum with supporting knowledgeable adults in order to learn, socialise and to begin to learn and understand about the world around them. Ensuring the welfare and safety of children is a fundamental part of the EYFS (2008). All early years providers, regardless of their size or the funding status of the setting, have to meet the welfare requirements of
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