Unit 3 Essay

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Unit 3 E1, E2, E3 and E4 | How does legislation influence working practices in the setting? | Childcare act 2006 | The Childcare Act 2006 influences working practice within a setting as it provides the learning framework for children aged 0-5 years which is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The act includes the wellbeing standards which all setting must use. These requirements may include e.g. the types of snacks available for children, encouraging healthy eating or meeting the amount of adults required to look after a set amount of children which is called ratios. There are 4 themes to the EYFS that settings must follow: * A Unique Child * Positive Relationships * Enabling Environments * Learning and Development | Equality act 2010 | The equality act is in settings to make every child feel equal and give them equal opportunities in life. It also means treating children fairly and not being disadvantages. Settings help with this by adapting activities to suit everybody’s needs and include those with a physical disability. There are systems in place to help children who do not speak English as their first language, settings could use sign language for those that may have a hearing impediment or use picture cards to make it easier to communicate. Along with the equality act comes the inclusion policy which is there to make all children feel included. | Children’s act 2004 | The Children Act 2004 made multi-agency working compulsory and introduced positive outcomes.The Act aims to support every service for children helps to focus on improving all outcomes for all children within settings. They aim to do this by making sure that all settings talk to each other and share information. There are 5 outcomes that must be met: * Stay Safe * Healthy * Enjoy and achieve * Economic well-being * Positive contribution | Data protection
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