Out come 1
• Describe what is meant by a positive environment
Environment is the surrounding of a central point; it can be split in to three basic categories biological, physical and social. The environment of my care setting for example is made up biological aspects i.e. my self, my children, my husband, our pet hamsters and the out door plants and trees in the garden, also the children that attend my care setting. The physical aspects are the toys, furniture door wall, large garden equipment, buggies safety gates etc. the social environment in my setting is all about the culture, and customs of my setting and the activities and experiences we are involved in and interact with. a positive environment is warm and welcoming, consistent and stable ,safe clean and tidy, where individuals are treated with respect and dignity, they feel welcome and valued, they are able to reach there potential with out fear of harm or mistreatment.
• Identify regulatory requirements that underpin a positive environment for children and young people.
National standards for under 8s day care
Early year’s foundation stage
The Early Years Register
The Childcare Register
Out come 3
• Explain how to effectively care for children and young people’s skin, hair and teath.
Skin care : if a child is required to wash in a child care environment it is important that each child has their own individual towel and face cloth. This will prevent the spread of any potential infection. It is also important to discuss with parent the care need to ensure that the care provided meets with any cultural /medical needs. Skin should only be used with the consent of the parent or care . childrens skin is sensitive when compaired with adults it is aslo thiner, it is important to ensure that after washing it is dryed well with patting not rubbing as this will avoid agervating any sore areas such as eczema. Hand washing is a very effective way to reduce and prevent