Dce Unit 6

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E1. Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in working towards a healthy lifestyle and environment for children. In this section I will cover the role of the practitioner in working to provide children with a healthy lifestyle and how it is really important of making sure that the child gets everything they need to stay healthy. There are many different ways the practitioner can promote a healthy lifestyle and this can be done through: Activities children can do to understand and gain a healthy lifestyle: Reading books

Role play- farm shop
Physical games- running, riding bikes and scooters and soft play area Spending time washing hands after going to the toilet, before eating or after sneezing Brushing your teeth (not all settings do this but some do to encourage children to be able to brush their teeth on their own) Singing songs that can help children to understand about healthy foods and not healthy. It is important not to tell children that crisps and chocolate is not good for you because they may not want to eat it. There is no good or bad food it is just a case of balancing the child’s diet so it is part of the practitioner’s role to provide healthy snacks and meals to ensure that they are getting their five-a-day. Having tick charts can be a good way to promote a healthy lifestyle. By ticking off each day what the child has had to eat can encourage them to eat more healthily. Daily exercise- children like to run around but for those who like to sit quietly, the practitioner should plan activities to include those children so they are getting the exercise they need in order to have a healthy lifestyle.

E2. Provide information about legislation which supports the rights of children to a healthy lifestyle. Here are some legislations that support the rights of children: LEGISLATION
DESCRIPTION
Human Rights Act 2000
This act was designed to give children the same rights as adults. United Convention on the Rights of the Child
This act seeks respect that children have a right to and deserve. Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
This act is designed to make sure that adults working with children and other vulnerable groups are vetted not just in childcare but also in other organisations. Childcare Act 2006
This act incorporates the welfare standards with which all settings with children under the age of eight use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) This act states which substances which can make people ill or injure themselves must be stored and used in the proper manner. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 This act requires the recording of any accidents or illnesses at the setting or work placement.

E3. Provide information about a range of factors which may affect children’s health and well-being at differing times in their lives. Factors that affect the health of children:
Poverty
Stress
Pollution
Housing
Unsafe environments
Low birth weight
Smoking
Drug and alcohol misuse during pregnancy
Lifestyle
Families and community
Illness and disability

Most of these factors have a negative factor on a child's health but some of them can have a positive effect. For example a child's lifestyle can make a huge difference to his health. If a child is eating a well-balanced diet then the child's health would be a good one because he is getting all the nutrients and vitamins he needs. And it a child is very active the child can benefit from this because as they grow older the exercise they have done while they are young will enable them to do a lot more things when they are older.

E4. Include evidence of the effects of these factors on children’s health. These are the consequences that the factors stated in E3 that affect a child’s health: Smoking
Smoking during pregnancy can result in the child being smaller, having a low birth weight...
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