1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role.
My duties and responsibilities include looking after young children to ensure their safety at all times whilst supporting them in their holistic development. Some other duties and responsibilities include liaising with parents about their child/children, keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records, planning and preparing play based activities that will develop the holistic needs of children and are in line with the EYFS, working as part of a team and I also observe children and attain appropriate records.
1.2 Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards.
All practitioners that work in an Early Years sector must comply with National standards such as the Childcare Act 2006 and the Health and Safety at work act 1974. It is also a requirement to work within the framework of the EYFS. Some settings have put together their own policies in which the employees should also abide by. Furthermore, I need to conform to the setting’s ethos, main aim and their mission statement to ensure relevant standards are maintained.
2.1 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service needed.
Reflective practice is essential in Early Years settings to be able to continually improve the quality of your own practice and in turn improve the overall quality of the setting. Reflection is important because it allows each practitioner to look back at personal experiences in the setting and assess what went well and what didn’t go so well. By gaining an understanding of these reflections, it will help to plan for success in the future and ensure that high standards are kept at all times. We all learn from our experiences, whether they are negative or positive they can help us to improve our own practice. To be a reflective practitioner, you need to be ready to question your own practice. This can easily