* taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome” http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/getting_started/Pages/Why_does_safeguarding_matter.aspx “The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.” Working together to safeguard children (HM Government 2013) Education Reform Act; The needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils should be equally safeguarded. SENDA/DDA; Children with Special Needs or Disabilities are equally safeguarded. “The Safeguarding Committee audit the site(and proposed sites)annually, or as necessary, in order for preparations to be made in advance for any student / member of staff who requires reasonable adjustment due to disability. “
As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives mums and dads confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience. In 2012 the framework was revised to make it clearer and easier to use, with more focus on the things that matter most. This new framework also has a greater emphasis on your role in helping your child develop. It sets out: • The legal welfare requirements that everyone registered to look after children must follow to keep your child safe and promote their welfare • The 7 areas of learning and development which guide professionals’ engagement with your child’s play and activities as they learn new skills and knowledge • Assessments that will tell you about your child’s progress through the EYFS • Expected levels that your child should reach at age 5, usually the end of the reception year; these expectations are called the “Early Learning Goals (ELGs)” There is also guidance for the professionals supporting your child on planning the learning activities, and observing and assessing what and how your child is learning and developing. The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child
This setting is open from 10am-2pm to the local community and nearby areas. E2.. Wardend Primary School supports the children and their families in a lot of ways for example, making sure children develop in all areas and also meeting their needs. This school ensures that all children are supported as they are set up with the basic skills they need. Ward end states “The aim for this school is for the children to develop knowledge and skills that provides them with a positive experience in education in which they continue to have a desire to learn. Prime Time Nursery’s supports the children in a lot of ways by offering full day care for children up to the ages of 8 years old.
The children act 2004 is all about every child matters, so making sure young children are given the best opportunity to grow up, there are 5 sections to every child matters which are, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being, this would influence the setting as you would have to plan lessons/activities in the setting that are to do with some of these sections, in my current placement which is st edmunds the children have a staying safe and being healthy board where the childrens ideas of what staying safe and being healthy means go up, this includes pictures and collages, for staying healthy the children have made paper plates of what they think healthy food is. Aswell as children understanding these concepts its about the staff putting in and underpinning them in the setting improving outcomes for making sure children stay safe and achieve the best outcomes they can. Staff can make sure children stay safe by doing regular risk assessment in an around the building and keeping them safe. The health and safety act 1974 influences the working practices in the setting as it helps to protect staff/employees in Wales and England, the act makes sure that the person in charge/responsible for health and safety in your setting carries out safety checks routinely, the safety of a child is paramount so any hazards should be jotted down and reported to stop it being repeated, all electrical equipment used in the setting should have annual
Unit 3 E1 When working with children there are many laws to come with it. These laws include: -Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 -Disability Discrimination Act 1995 -Race Relations Act 1976 -Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 -Data Protection Act 1948 E2 These five laws are the main ones that influence me when I am in placement. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, because you always have to make sure that when working with children, no matter what the surroundings are safe and suitable for the children. This includes and activities that are given to the children. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 influences me because this shows that you should not discriminate children and that if you need to make any changes to any activity or in the classroom so that they do not have any disadvantage to the other children in the class.
From 1st September 2010 the Government extended these hours from 12.5 to 15 hours for up to 38 weeks of the year. The free entitlement provides the opportunity for all children to have early year’s education. This also gives extra support to parents or carers who would like to return to work or continue with higher education as this provides affordable day care. There are many types of childcare options available for early years education: * Sure Start Children’s Centre: parents can take their children to Sure Start Children Centres right from birth so they can start working together. Sure Start provides not only early year’s education, but health and family support, short term care and full day care.
We have to see that our own beliefs are not causing a barrier between us and the children. ‘Inclusion isn’t just about access for disabled people: inclusion is about all of us irrespective of impairment, age, sex, religion, cultural background etc. It is about everyone being recognized and valued equally.’ ( DESSA) In the work setting there are many things that one professional can do, to have an inclusive education. Being able to meet everyone’s needs so to help all children reach their full potential. In early years the things we do with the children are play, crafts, understanding of the world and help develop skills.
1. Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education. The Every Child Matters agenda and the Childcare Act of 2006 stated that it will be an entitlement of all 3 and 4 year olds to receive free part-time early year’s education. As part of the agenda the government’s Sure Start initiative offers all 3 and 4 year olds a guaranteed free, 12.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year “early years” placement. The Sure Start programme is intended to deliver the best start in life for every child by bringing together early education, childcare, health and family support.
The idea behind it is that children are best cared for within their own families. However, if this is not possible the Act makes provisions for times when parents and families do not cooperate with statutory bodies. The Education Act 2002 This Act sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authority [LEAs], governing bodies, head teachers and all others working in schools to ensure that children and young people are safe and free from harm. The aim of this Act is to place the education services for making child protection arrangements on a statutory footing and to further safe-guard against child abuse in any form. These bodies now have a duty to safe-guard and promote the welfare of children in relation to all functions relating to the conduct of a school.
Q1a In 2006, in conjunction with The Childcare Act and The Every Child Matters agenda, the government became responsible for ensuring that free part-time early years education was made available to all 3 and 4 year olds in England for a maximum of 15 hours per week, 38 weeks of the year. This early years provision is different from Key stage 1 curriculum as it focuses on children learning through play as opposed to a more structured curriculum. This method of learning has been shown to be invaluable in learning progress. The establishments where provision for these services are available vary and some, such as Surestart Childrens centres, can provide support right from the birth of a child. This support includes day care, full and short term, advice on health issues and general support of parents, as well as providing early years education.