Outline the current legislation covering home-based childcare & the role of the regulatory bodies. I would like to let you know as Parents some important information regarding up-to-date home-based childcare legislation and the registered bodies to ensure your children get the best care possible whilst in my care. I have done so in a simple question and answer format, please don’t hesitate to ask me if you have further questions. There are many current legislations covering home based care and I will continue to update regulations, rules and currant laws but I have outlined the ones below which I feel are most relevant. These are as follows:-
The Children’s Act (1989) - to investigate cases or allegations of child abuse and to illustrate that a duty of care is to be performed to any child at risk or harm by those within a childcare profession. Authorities had to work with social services to provide any support to all vulnerable children •
The Childcare Act (2004). All key areas for safeguarding against children. The Children Act of 2004 then came about from the green paper Every Child Matters which identifies five key outcomes for children: 1. Be Healthy
2. Stay safe
3. Enjoy and achieve
4. Make a positive
5. Achieve economic well-being.
The Childcare Act (2006) - The introduction of the early years foundation stage curriculum into England and Wales. Race relations Act 1976 (amended 2000) Promotion of equal opportunities in all settings is essential, and relevant policies and procedures should be developed, monitored and assessed. Provisions were introduced to local authorities whereby they had to ensure sufficient child care was put in place for working parents and the well-being of all children •
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) (2008) - The EYFES is a curriculum which has been created to academically develop and care for children from the ages of 0-5 years old. It was introduced in 2008 and is a statutory framework for all child...
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