1.1. Explain the legal status and principles of the relevant early years framework/s, and how national and local guidance materials are used in settings.
(Relevant early years framework: This refers to the frameworks for early years provision used within the relevant UK Home Nation.)
The early years framework in England is the EYFS. The early year’s foundation stage consists of a statutory curriculum for children from birth to 5years. All child care providers must use the early year’s foundation stage to ensure a consistent and flexible approach to children’s care, learning and development in order for the child to meet the five every child matters outcomes. The welfare requirement is enforced by Regulations made under Section 39, (1) (b) of the Childcare Act 2006.
There are six area covered by the early learning goals and educational programmes. Which are:-
-Personal, Social and Emotional Development
-Communication, Language and Literacy
-Problem-solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
-Knowledge and Understanding of the World
These six areas are equally important; all areas are delivered through planning, child-initiated and adult-led activities.
There are four distinct EYFS principles which guide the work of all practitioners. The elements of the principles into practice are,
:- A unique child
:-Learning and development
These four elements underpin effective practice in the EYFS, put the requirements into context, and describe how practitioners should support the development, learning and care of young children. The four aspects also underpin the five elements of Every Child Matters.
The five elements of every child matters are staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.
We achieve this by setting the standards for learning, promoting