TMA 5 – Report on the wellbeing of children
Statement of Ethical Consideration
I confirm that I am currently meeting the pre-requisites for E105 as set out in the pre-registration information for students and have a valid Agreement with Confirmer Form(s). For this TMA I have only used material drawn from the setting(s) identified on my employer Permission Agreement Form(s). In this TMA I have adhered to the E105 ethical guidance by:
* Gaining permission from my setting to include and analysis their policies. * I have included references to what I have included and analysed. * I have discussed with my confirmer what I am doing and then my final report.
My setting is a 54 place private day nursery that is attached to a private school. We take children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old and have 3 rooms with different aged groups in. In the rooms there is one team leader and other full time members of staff to meet the room ratios. Each full time practioners has their own group of key children, which they record their development on a monthly basis in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage. The setting has one SENCO who is the deputy manager and the setting has written policies which relate to the policies at the school. I am the team leader in the toddler room and I have 2 key children that require more support due to their developmental needs. I am focusing my report on Children’s development in relation to children with Special Education Needs. Well-being, in relation to children, means “a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous.” http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=well-being Well-being is important and every step should be taken to meet the children’s needs. For the purpose of this report, I have read and analysed four documents, two internal policies; Behaviour policy and Equal Opportunities Policy and the two external policies; EYFS: Health and Well-being and Convention of Rights for children. I have then used the reflective practice cycle to implement my recommendations alongside discussion with the manager of the setting. The method I used to analyse the documents is document analysis as I found highlighting the important parts of the document and then commenting alongside the best method as when coming to do my report all my notes and opinions were in one place. This technique helped me “move beyond a superficial reading of written materials” (Block 4, pg.129, 2010) I feel I need to analysis the way we approach children’s development in relation to Children with Special Educational Needs, as currently there are a few children that are being observed as we feel they may need some support and I feel at this point it would be beneficial for the setting and practioners to promote further understanding of how we can help these children develop. Word count: 337
There are many factors that affect the well-being of a child with special educational needs (SEN), and each child should be treated individually and their individual needs should be taken into account and when assessing their situations and development. This is shown in our Equal Opportunities policy through “Every child’s ability and needs are taken into account” (Evidence 13) as we base the focus activities of each individual child’s needs and adapt activities to meet them. If a family lives in a disadvantaged area, a child’s additional need may not be picked up until they go to school; due the fact some families are unable to afford childcare and are unaware of the signs like practioners at settings are. If a child is at a setting, a child’s well-being is affected by the practice of the practioners and SENCO in a setting to work with and alongside outside agencies. The practioners should be observing and encouraging a child’s development according to the child’s individual stage. Necessary training should be available and links with outside agencies should be promoted. Our setting follows the...
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