AND WELL-BEING IN THE EARLY
OUTCOME 6 Be able to provide physical care for
AC1. In my unit I always encourage personal care.
Before and after breaks and lunch because I work in the baby unit we use cotton wool and water to wash the children’s hands and face, while some of the babies cant do this by themselves, there are other’s that can. While I wash the smaller children’s hands I would always tell the babies that it is important to wash our hands before we eat so we have no germs on our hands, I also sing different songs about washing i.e. This is the way we wash our face etc. I support the older babies while they wash there own hands, by doing the same. AC2. In my unit we have a medicine record book which I fill in any time a child needs to be given any kind of medicine. When giving a child medicine I do so in front of my unit head or another member of staff if she is not around. After I give the child the medicine I then fill in the book;
NAME OFCHILD| DATE & TIME| MEDICINE| DOSAGE| SIGNATUNE| CHILD A| 12:00 PM03/02/12| CALPOL| 2.5MLS| P.MARTINP.KANE|
My unit head or another member of staff must be with me as I give the child the medicine as a witness and to ensure I have given the right dosages. I then write this on the child’s sheet. Before given any child medicine for a temperature I will phone the child’s parents to let them no about this and to ask if it is ok for their child to have Calpol. In my setting all medicines are kept in a locked cupboard, unless they need to be kept in the fridge inside a basket. AC 3. In my setting we have Health and Safety polices set in place that I always follow on lifting and handling equipment. I always make a risk Assessment before lifting any equipment, for the safety to myself and others. When lifting equipment I bent my knees and keep my...