1. Describe what is meant by a positive environment and identify the requirements that underpin a positive environment. The layout of a physical environment is the collegues responsibility and contributes to giving each child positive outcomes in their learning and development. The available space will influence the way the furniture and equipment is set out. While it is important to create an attractive environment, everything should be safe, secure and have a purpose that supports each area of the children’s development. All legislative requirement for children under five years can be found in EYFS statutory guidance on the department of education website (www.education.org.uk). All settings with children under 16 for more than two hours each day will be regulated by Ofsted. When they inspect the settings, they will want to see a positive environment in which childrens individual needs are being met. 2. Explain how a positive environment helps to support the emotional needs of children and young people. A positive environment supports these needs by ensuring and providing * A sense of identity
* Socialising with other children and adults
* Independence, creating and choosing own activities
* Positive behaviour
* Safe but enjoyable areas to play
3. Explain how to effectively care for children and young people’s skin, hair, and teeth Babies have different needs to older children and young people. As children grow up they become more independent in their skin and haircare routines. You must work with parents to find out about a child’s skincare and haircare routines. Every family has different routines, needs and traditions. The parents will also be able to advise on the best products to use if their child has an allergy or irritation. Skincare
Skincare helps to stop infection to the rest of the body. If a child has dirty skin or an infection,...