1.1 Explain the welfare requirements and guidance of the relevant early years framework
Each of the nations within the United Kingdom has a set of welfare requirements or standards that must be met by the provider of early years care. There are three general legal requirements and each of these include specific legal requirements. These specific requirements include statutory guidance informing the provider exactly what is required of them in the early years setting. They are compulsory for all providers of early years care and education.
The Early Years Foundation Standard sets out the general welfare requirements and guidance for children and young people as follows.
A) Provider must take steps required to safeguard and promote the well being of children. Specific legal requirement areas are: Safeguarding Information and complaint Premises and security Outings Equality of opportunities
B) Provider must promote good health of the children, taking necessary steps to prevent infection and the spread of it and to take appropriate advice when children are ill. …show more content…
This is because each setting space requirements are different according to the needs of the children attending and to ensure their safety. On observation of the children’s plan within the setting, practitioners can assess and evaluate the current provision and work out ways of improving the provision if necessary. For example, in my setting the children often like to push around their buggies, so I have moved one of my settees to the side of the room to allow more space for play. I have also introduced a system where the children take it in turns to use the buggies; (two at a time), to ensure safety in