Understand he welfare requirements of the relevant early years framework
1.1 Explain the welfare requirements and guidance of the relevant early years frame work
To ensure children’s health, safety and well-being, every home nation has sets of standards or welfare requirements which settings must meet. The welfare requirements are compulsory, and it is essential that you have read them as your setting has a legal duty to comply with them.
Safeguarding, protection and promoting –
Within your setting you should safeguard and promote children’s welfare. Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. You should promote good health to prevent the spread of infections and take appropriate action when they are ill. Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare is a significant section within the welfare requirements and covers many of the day to day activities you are likely to be involved in, e.g. food and drink, behaviour management and medicines. Safeguarding policies must be kept up to date, all policies and procedures must be read and signed by all staff. Providers must train all staff to understand their safeguarding policy and procedures, and ensure that all staff has up to date knowledge of safeguarding issues so that staff can identify signs of possible abuse and neglect at the earliest opportunity, and to respond in a timely and appropriate way As a practitioner you should be aware of and promote nutritional needs, healthy eating and portion sizes. Secondly, you should allow time for sleep and rest for the varying needs of all children, as well as outdoor play. Routines should be flexible enough to allow the children to finish their task. We as practitioners observe children and note the skills that they are showing and what could be emerging, giving us important