To know the policies, rules and regulations and routines of the work place. Be responsible and attentive during the work.
Log on and register you self in time at job.
To maintain and record risk assessment.
One should know the First aid room or Box placement.
Be familiar and co-operative to settings children.
Be co-operative, creative for preparation and formulation of new activities. Make sure active participation with children or SEN
To follow equal opportunities policy or Equality Act 2010.
Avoid naming, called by name, religion and cultural
To follow the Data protection act to deal the information at work place. To maintain the record of accident/ incidents.
Liaise the parents accordingly
If serving foods follow the Food and Hygiene Regulation.
Be flexible and co-operative with co-worker and Admin Staff. Be flexible to perform jobs assigned or not, perform co-operatively such as cleaning, washing, changing nappies and training in odd hours or extra time. Share your knowledge and experience with co-worker and trainer to improve child development. Make sure the easy access of children to their stuff and toys. As a active member of the workplace be ensuring that there will not be any violation occur of Law of Land, rules and regulations such as; RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 COSHH (The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) Children Act 1989
Protection of Children Act 1999, came into force in October 2000 Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)
Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA)
Every Child Matters: Change for Children 2003
Children Act 2004
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006, updated 2010
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2008, amended 2012
Equalities Act 2010
Human Right Act 1998
Data Protection Act 1998
Sexual Offence Act 2003
Health and Safety Act 1974 and Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs). Food Standard Act 1999
Food and Hygiene Regulations 2006
OTHER THAN THE WORK SHOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF THE FOLLOWING:
All accidents resulting in personal injury must be recorded in the relevant accident book. There are two accident books: For accidents within the Provision to children – kept with the First Aid Box; Beware of wet floors; Equipment should not be left turned on when unattended and in such a position as to cause others to trip over it; Doors and drawers should be closed when not in use;
Equipment should be stored in a safe manner in cupboards;
Filing cabinets should not be overloaded;
Climbing onto chairs or desks is not permitted.
Appropriate equipment should be used to reach high levels; Step-ladders must be properly adjusted and secured. If more than the three lower steps are to be used it needs to be supported by a second person; Correct methods must be employed when lifting or moving heavy objects; Working areas must be kept tidy and clear of obstruction;
Fire doors must not be wedged open.
The duties and responsibilities as child care assistant should be followed by the guidelines provided by the authorities under the following acts. Acts of Parliaments
•Children Act (1998), 200, 2006
•Human Right Act (1998)
•Data protection Act (1998) (2002)
•National Minimum Wage Act 1998
•Equal Pay act 1970/1983
•Sex Discrimination Act 1975
Health and safety Act 1975
This act is cover and provides maximum protection to ensure each individual such as worker carer and children. Codes of Practices such as SENCO provide equal opportunities to those who cannot participate same activities. Minimum Standard such as EYFS to provide framework to perform and set the standards to ensure that children learn and develop well and kept healthy and safe. It means to make share the progress of child with help of broad range of knowledge sharing and promotion, training and motivation with child carer, teacher and parents. Setting’s Policies and Procedures
The worker should follow the Policies and procedure those are prevented by the above law. Conclusion: If we conclude the above roles it means we actively involved preventing the future of nation and we will set an example for upcoming nations. Here I want to highlight one of common core which is key for the childcare practitioners is Effective communication and engagement : In brief practitioner should be able to listen effectively and build empathy. They should have effective skills in consultation and negotiation, and be able to summarise and explain information or choices to children, young people and their carers. They need to understand how effective communication works and be aware of confidentiality, ethics and respect. They should know where to find further information and support. Child care practitioner should be able to communicate and work effectively in a team, understanding their own role and how it relates to others’. Reference: Devon.gov.uk. 2013. Health and Safety at a Childcare Provision. [online] Available at: http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/cyps/early_years_and_childcare/zero14plus/docbank/healthsafety.htm#staffresponsibilities [Accessed: 11 Dec 2013].