1.1 Describe and explain the duties and responsibilities of your own work role.
I work in a team with another childminder, sharing the same premises, so we share some of duties, but generally speaking, both of us are responsible for the children we looking for. My duties starts in the morning when I have to welcome the children, to help them getting the schuss changed and the coats tacked off, to record the time they came in and some information from parents if applicable. It is my responsibility to prepare the food for children and in the meantime to get involved in their activities. We support the children in their personal development in different ways: explaining situations, setting some interesting activities for them, support their routine, being a good example, by assessing the risks to keep them safe. We give them the opportunity to learn things in their ways, without teaching them, but supervise them in their learning. We are responsible for the children hygiene and to keep them healthy, to respect the safety rules and to prevent and avoid the dangerous situations. We make observation on the child achievements and the stages of development, which I share with parents and carers. I am trained to give first aid treatment if necessarily.
As a childminder,I have to do some paperwork too, carrying risk-assessment for different situations, reporting incidents or accidents, recording the medicines given if applicable, making observation on the child behaviour and development, obtaining permission from parents if required, planning trips and activities.
1.2 Identify and explain standards that influence the way your role is carried out. 1.3
National Standards set out certain principles and values in order to ensure that the children and young people receive the best opportunity to develop and grow in the child care setting. We need to follow some regulations, such as The Children Act 2004; The Health and Safety and Work Act;...