EYMP 1 1.1 The Statutory Framework for the early years foundation stage is the early years framework used in the UK and is mandatory for all early years childcare providers. The Early years foundation stage (EYFS) not only provides a learning and development framework but also covers safeguarding and welfare requirements which are given legal force by the Childcare Act 2006. Early years children between birth and 5 develop quickly and to fulfil their potential they need the best start in life possible. To ensure children are school ready providers must meet the standards set by the early years foundation stage statutory framework. The EYFS seeks to provide in all early years settings, quality and consistency and a secure foundation through learning and development opportunities, this is achieved through planning and assessment ensuring that each child is able to make good progress.
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. Provision is also made by nurseries, pre-schools and play groups which can be run by volunteers, charities or with a childminder within the home. They can also be linked to or run within a school. The LEA is responsible for ensuring quality early years education that is working towards the early learning goals monitored by OFSTED and that is accessible in its location and is available at times that are realistic and flexible for parents. In schools in England, children aged 3-5, reception classes and nurseries, all follow the foundation curriculum.
Unless living in Northern Island, in England and Scotland as a parent you can consent in your child starting full time education from the age of 5, although it is common that families put their children in school from the age of 4, at the age of 5 they are still entitled to nursery, pre school and child minder placements. Childcare options: Sure start centers: From birth to childhood, these groups work with families to provide information and advice on childcare, family health, parenting, money, training and development. Pre-school playgroups: These groups accept children aged between 2-5 years old and these are short sessions where children stay and play with children there own age. Day nurseries: A social welfare establishment where children are supervised from the hours of when the parent/s will return to work. This is voluntary or a business run environment and creates activity and care for children aged 0-5 years.
EYMP 4 1.1 Explain how the range of early years settings reflects the scope and purpose of the sector The range of early years sector include children’s services, education services for children, maintained nursery schools, day nursery’s, preschool, childminders, parent toddler, children and family centres, extended services, sure start, private, voluntary or independent sectors etc are there to help children and young people in their health and education. The purpose of these services are to care and educate children, to cater for babies and children that are placed into a day nursery for parents to go back to work, to help children who may be suffering from violence or some kind of abuse, to help children taken to settings for social/education purposes. Some parents want their children to be in a home based environment and some families cannot afford to pay fees for provision. This is why early years sector have various forms of provision to meet the needs of families. The education services for children are responsible for deciding on policies and funding to the local education authorities all children from 3-4 years old are entitled to free early education for 12.5 hour a week.
The roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding then welfare of children and young people are:- Children’s Charities: NSPCC, Barnados, Childe Line which are there to support children and allow the child to talk with confidence knowing help and support is at hand. They also can help and support family, parents and any one working/caring for children and young people. Social Care: This involves social workers who are assigned to children, young people and families cases as and when needed to identify any kind of abuse. They can be contacted by the Hospital (A&E), School, Police and even parents themselves. NHS: The NHS can be involved through going into schools on the vaccination programmes, hearing and eye test’s also height and weight checks as part of the feel great programme.
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.
Unit 302- Engage in personal development in health social care and young people’s settings Understand what is required for competence in own work role 302.1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role My duties and responsibilities as a foster carer are to provide care to looked after children (LAC) and young people of various ages. To help and protect children who may have come from difficult backgrounds and experienced abuse, neglect and a chaotic or disruptive family life. We help the child to prepare for returning home to the birth family or for an adoptive/permanent family situation. We promote and be positive about contact with the child’s parents or any wider family members. We have to work with social workers and other outside agencies and share good practice to make the placement a positive situation for the child in our care.
Whereas the EYFS breakdown includes “The prime areas of learning: communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development. The specific areas of learning: literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, expressive arts and design. Characteristics of effective learning: playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically.” (Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, pg.4, 2014). The EYFS is used from birth to five, and the national curriculum is used for children aged 5-16. The EYFS is used in many places these places include reception and nursery classes in schools, day nurseries playgroups and child-minders.
Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework Exciting times ahead for you and your child What is the Early Years Foundation Stage? Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs. Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and childminders registered to
One is early diagnosis; a child who is diagnosed at a young age can be placed in appropriate educational classes and get social services needed to help the child or family. Also, make sure the home environment is a loving, nurturing, and stable. A child who suffers from FAS can be more sensitive to disruptions to routines. Ones who are able to live in a stable home environment are not as likely to develop secondary conditions. In addition to those types of treatments they can also use medical care, medication, behavior and education therapy, and parent training.