Understand the welfare requirements of the relevant early years framework.
. Explain the welfare requirements and guidance of the relevant early years framework.
. Explain the lines of reporting and responsibility within the work setting.
Be able to keep early years children safe in the work setting.
. Demonstrate safe supervision of children whilst allowing the child to explore and manage risk and challenge.
. Explain systems for supporting children’s safety when:
• Receiving children into the setting
• Ensuring their safety on departure
• During off site visits
. Demonstrate and evaluate how the environment, both inside and outside, and equipment and materials are checked and used to ensure safety.
. Explain, giving examples, why minimum requirements for:
• Staff ratios
are necessary for children’s safety.
Understand the importance of promoting positive health and well being for early years children.
. Explain how to promote children’s health and well being in an early years work setting.
. Describe the roles of key health professionals and sources of professional advice in promoting positive health and well being for early years children and their families and carers.
Be able to support hygiene and prevention of cross infection in the early years setting.
. Demonstrate how equipment and each area of the setting is kept clean and hygienic.
. Demonstrate and evaluate measures taken in the setting to prevent cross infection.
. Explain how to prepare and store food, formula and breast milk safely according to health and safety guidelines.
Understand how to ensure children in their early years receive high quality, balanced nutrition to meet their growth and development needs.
. Identify balanced meals, snacks and drinks for children in their early years, following current government guidance on nutritional needs.
. Recognise why it is important to follow carer’s instructions in respect of their child’s food allergies or intolerances.
. Identify the dietary requirements of different cultural or religious groups.
. Describe methods of educating children and adults in effective food management.
Be able to provide physical care for children.
. Demonstrate how to support children’s personal care routines, showing respect to the child and using opportunities to encourage learning and development.
. Explain the regulations concerning management of medicines and how these are interpreted in the work setting.
. Explain how to protect themselves when lifting and handling children and equipment in the work setting.