Unit 11 Child Care Nvq Level 3

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Unit 11

Out come 1

Describe what is meant by a positive environment

Environment is the surrounding of a central point; it can be split in to three basic categories biological, physical and social. The environment of my care setting for example is made up biological aspects i.e. my self, my children, my husband, our pet hamsters and the out door plants and trees in the garden, also the children that attend my care setting. The physical aspects are the toys, furniture door wall, large garden equipment, buggies safety gates etc. the social environment in my setting is all about the culture, and customs of my setting and the activities and experiences we are involved in and interact with.

a positive environment is warm and welcoming, consistent and stable ,safe clean and tidy, where individuals are treated with respect and dignity, they feel welcome and valued, they are able to reach there potential with out fear of harm or mistreatment.

Identify regulatory requirements that underpin a positive environment for children and young people.

National standards for under 8s day care
Early year’s foundation stage
The Early Years Register
The Childcare Register

Out come 3

Explain how to effectively care for children and young people’s skin, hair and teath. Skin care : if a child is required to wash in a child care environment it is important that each child has their own individual towel and face cloth. This will prevent the spread of any potential infection. It is also important to discuss with parent the care need to ensure that the care provided meets with any cultural /medical needs. Skin should only be used with the consent of the parent or care . childrens skin is sensitive when compaired with adults it is aslo thiner, it is important to ensure that after washing it is dryed well with patting not rubbing as this will avoid agervating any sore areas such as eczema. Hand washing is a very effective way to reduce and prevent illness and infection, hands need to be washed with warm soppy water and dryed properly. Hands should be washed before eathing, after using the toilet , after handling animals and after playing out doors and contct with open wounds. Its importat to introduce children to good hand washing habbits as young as possible and to make it an enjoyable activity, as this will help build good habbits in adult hood as children get older they can often skip the hand washing stage and my need to be remindered to do so and why its important to wash hands.

Hair care it is importat to discuss with parents/ cares how often they would likew there childs haor to be washed and how they wish it to be styles. This can depen on my factiour ie type off hair, culture religious beliefs. The main concers as a care provider is to ensure a watch is kept for head lice these are very small parasites that live on the hair, signs that a child has head lice include itching, small red marks on the scalp where the child has been bitten and white eggs cases on the hair they do not come out with regual brushing. Parents should be inforned asap and the child reasured that they are not dirty. Child need to be treated as soon as posible from discoverty to prevent them from infecting others in the setting.

Teeth care: Dentists say that the most important part of tooth care happens at home. Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. To prevent cavities, you need to remove plaque, the transparent layer of bacteria that coats the teeth. The best way to do this is by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Brushing also stimulates the gums, which helps to keep them healthy and prevent gum disease. Brushing and flossing are the most important things that you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy.Toothpastes contain abrasives, detergents, and foaming agents. Fluoride, the most common active ingredient in...
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