Promote children’s welfare and well-being in the early years
The safety and welfare of the children is very important in every setting as indicated in section 3 of the statutory framework for the early year’s foundation stage 2014. All providers must meet the necessary requirements to make sure the children are kept safe and well. In my setting we have three rooms which are the baby room, toddler room and pre-school. As I work in the toddler room I care for children age ranging between 16 months to 27months old. The children to staff ratio is very important as this ensures that the children’s needs and safety is met. If the children are under two years old then we have a staff ratio of 1 adult to 3 children and if the children are over 2 years old then we have a staff ratio of 1 adult to 4 children. The toddler room can hold up to 27 children with 9 members of staff ranging from a room leader, senior nursery nurse, level 2 and 3 qualified and some staff who are unqualified but working towards their qualification. All staff members are CRB checked to make sure that the children are safe hands.