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Assessment task-CYP Core 3.4 Support children and
Young people’s health and safety

Task 1
There are many regulations, laws and guidelines dealing with health and safety. The most relevant laws are relating to health and safeties in the child care setting are set out below: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Employers have a duty to:
-make your workplace as safe as they are able
-display a Health and Safety Law poster or supply employees with a leaflet with the same information (available from the Health and Safety Executive) -decide how to manage health and safety; if the business has five or more employees, this must appear on a written Health and Safety Policy. Policies of Fairfield Montessori School last updated on the 20.05.2009: -Admission policy

-Anti-bullying policy
-Behaviour management
-Be healthy
-Child protection policy
-Complaints policy
-Curriculum planning policy
-Duty of care policy
-Emergency procedure policy re-closure of nursery
-Equality and Diversity in employment policy
-Equal opportunities policy
-Equality of opportunities
-Fees policy
-Fire risk assessment
-Fire evacuation procedures policy
-Food and drink policy
-Grievance procedure
-Health and Safety policy
-Lost children policy
-Non-collection of children policy
-Risk assessment policy
-Special Educational Needs policy statement
-Stay safe policy statement
-Intimate care policy
It’s important to mention that when we plan healthy and safe indoor and outdoor activities we take into consideration different factors: - the individual needs, age and abilities of the children and young people - the duty of care

- desired outcomes for the children and young people
- lines of responsibility and accountability
For example when we take the older children for a walk, we teach them how to walk in line, make sure they hold hands and they listen to us. One of the parents was concerned that her child will not listen and not hold hands and therefore we had to accommodate her wish and the child’s needs. We took him out in his pushchair and everybody was happy.

•Fairfield Montessori School believes that the health and safety of children is of paramount importance. We make our nursery a safe and healthy place for children, parents and staff. •We aim to make children, parents and staff aware of health and safety issues and to minimise the hazards and risks to enable children to thrive in a healthy and safe environment. Health and Safety is monitored and maintained by our people. •Members responsible for Health and Safety are Jon Roberts and Kate Ware-Dawn and Yasmin are particularly responsible for the area of food and hygiene. •We display the necessary health and safety poster.

•Health and Safety issues are checked daily before each session begins, weekly and each term when a full risk assessment is carried out. •Induction for staff includes a clear explanation of Health and Safety issues-all adults able to adhere to our policy and understand their shared responsibility for health and safety. •Covers matters of employee well-being, including safe lifting and the storage of potentially dangerous substances. •Records are kept of these induction training sessions and new staff are asked to sign the records to confirm that they have taken part. •Health and Safety issues are explained to the parents of new children so that they understand the part they play in the daily life of the nursery. Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981

•Employers should make sure that at least one person is always present who has an up-to-date first aid qualification and is appointed first-aider. At Fairfield Montessori there is at least one member of staff with a current first aid training certificate (relevant to infants and young children) is on the premises at any one time. •The first aid kits complies with the Health and Safety (First Aid)regulations 1981and there are 4 on the...
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