Evidence based practice is also known as EBP. It is practice that is influenced by objective evidence obtained from research. Everyday practice may have been influenced in many ways including; our qualifications, our training, our experiences of working with children, our learning from colleagues, research obtained from books, our personal experiences and from using the internet. When we are working in a setting, professional practice requires us to keep up with researched findings and how these can be applied in our setting. Care should be taken into consideration when interpreting what the research tells us, as some evidence may not be true or contradict other evidence. An example of how research can influence working with children is The EPPE (Effective Provision of Pre-school Education.) This report investigated the effects of pre-school provision. The findings of this report sat that children who attended an early years setting would more than likely have better cognitive, social and behavioural skills when they started school than a child who had no early years provision. The EPPE confirmed the value of learning through play, especially for childrens from families with a low income. KEEP (Key Elements of Effective Practice.) is another example, this document says that effective learning in children depends on the secure relationships. Learning through play and having secure relationships are both important key parts of the EYFS framework.
067:3.1c- Explain what is meant by: Participation.
Participation is facilitating and encouraging everyone in the setting including children, young people, parents, carers and staff to be involved in decisions, practices and activities that affect the childrens lives. Participation is where everyone has the opportunity to take part in activities. Where specific needs, need to be