Childcare: Hygiene and Special Educational Needs

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E1:
Health And Safety At Work Act 1974
Childcare Act 2006
Reporting Of Injury’s Diseases And Dangerous Occurrence 1995 •Food Safety (General Food Hygiene Regulations 1995
Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001

D1: Health and Safety Act At Work 1974:

Health and Safety Act At Work 1974 can support strategies to establish and maintain healthy, safe and secure environments in early years settings by making sure that the setting a safe environment for the children to be. An example could be when the children are playing outside making sure that the practitioners are outside watching them to prevent accidents. Another example could be in the classroom objects that should be out of the way of the children like sharp objects they should be put away from children to prevent accidents.

Childcare Act 2006:

Childcare Act 2006 can support strategies to establish and maintain healthy, safe and secure environments. Childcare Act 2006 provides a learning framework for children 0-5 year olds called Early Years Foundation (EYFS). In practice Childcare Act 2006 can be used in a secure environment by making sure the framework teaching is safe whilst the children are playing or doing several activities outside.

Reporting Of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence 1995:

Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence 1995 can support strategies to establish and maintain healthy, safe and secure environments. In practice Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence can maintain a safe and secure environment by filling in the accident book every time a child has an accident. Another example would be making sure there are no sharp items around that children can reach this will prevent accidents happening.

Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995:

Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 can support strategies to establish and maintain healthy, safe and secure environments by making sure all cutlery is washed really well after use. Another example is how Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations can be safe within the setting is making sure all food is in date to prevent children getting ill. Also practitioners should always tell the cooks if a child is allergic to any food incase its in the food the cook will then tell the practitioner and will make something else for that child this will prevent that child getting ill.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001:

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 can support strategies to establish and maintain healthy, safe and secure environments in many ways. One thing is to make the setting a safe place for children with disabilities this could mean having automatic doors for children in wheelchairs, railings for children that find it difficult to walk. Another way the setting could make it a safe environment outside for children with disabilities could be having ramps instead of stairs for children in wheelchairs, having access to all areas for wheelchairs.

E2: The procedures which will keep a child safe for each accident, illness emergency are very important. A method of preventing accidents, illness by thinking about what could go wrong and looking at ways to prevent a problem. There are different procedures for accidents/illness for example, a bump to the head, has an asthma attack, has a sickness and diarrhea or show symptoms of meningitis. If a child has an accident it can be difficult to know when to call an ambulance and when to take a child to accident and emergency (A+E).

If a child has a bump to the head it is normally just a minor injury and will not result any damage. A practitioner would apply a cold compress on the bump to reduce the swelling they will leave that for about 10minuetes, they will also write a full description on what happened in the accident book they will record the time, how, were, a description of the bump and any witness that seen the...
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