Nvq 2 Unit 8

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Aimee Palfrey Unit 8 1.1 In my current role within the nursery my duties have been: Upon arrival, I do the outdoor check and report any risks or hazards as well as setting up the outdoor area ready for use, providing activities that are suitable and work around the issues of weather. Once the check is done, I then take the children that have finished their breakfasts and bring them into the “Quiet room” to play, while setting the room up with activities to do. The rest of my role falls can be broken down and listed as such: Balancing ratios of staff to children Observing children and updating the development files. Planning activities based on interests of the children and next steps activities based on children’s’ files. Caring and safe guarding the children. Clean up at the end of the day. 1.2 The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a comprehensive statutory framework that sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five. All providers are required to use the EYFS to ensure that whatever setting parents choose, they can be confident their child will receive a quality experience that supports their care, learning and development. There are certain standards that all settings and those working within them must comply with, these can include: Minimum National standardsCodes of practice Regulations andNational Occupational StandardsThese standards set out certain values and principles that will help children to develop, thrive and grow. I then included the regulations that need to be observed too: Children Act 2004this gives a legal basis for how social services and other agencies deal with issues relating to children. The principals of this act are: To help make a positive contribution to the lives of children to allow children to be healthy assist children to thrive and be safe in their own environment to

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