What is meant by a positive environment?
What is meant by a positive environment is a happy place. A happy environment is a setting that has structure and routine so that children can rely on a secure environment. Always looking at the positive in everything that children do can help them to be more confident. A positive environment can also help to stimulate children and in affect make the children want to learn more.
There are regulatory requirements that underpin a positive environment for young children. There are two compulsory register for child care providers working with children under 5 years:
The Early Years Register
Childminders and childcare providers registered on the Early Years Register must meet the legal requirements set out in the Childcare Act 2006 and associated regulations. The Early Years Foundation Stage requires all providers to keep the following written records:
A record of complaints received from parents and their outcomes.
A record of all medicines administered to children.
A record of accidents and first aid treatment while in care of the provider.
A record to demonstrate to Ofsted that the required Criminal Records Bureau checks have been carried out, including the number and date of issue of the enhanced CRB Disclosure, for all people who work directly with children or who are likely to have unsupervised access to them.
A record of the following information for each child in their care:
date of birth
the name and address of every parent and carer who is known to provider
which of these parents or carers the child normally lives with
emergency contact details of the parents and carers.
A record of the name, home address and telephone number of any person living or employed on the premises.
A record of the name, home address and telephone number of anyone who will regularly be in unsupervised contact with the children.
A daily record of the names of the children looked after on the...
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