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Children's play - risk, inclusion and support from adults.

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E1 identify legislation which influences healthy, safe and secure environment for early years settings. There are many legislations that influence healthy, safe and secure environment for early years settings. The Heath and Safety (young persons) Regulations 1997 states that ''Employers need to complete risk assessments for people under 18 years of age.'' (Thornes 2008 pg84) It also states that if any hazards are the setting, then give them training that the student, trainee or work experience people may nee to do with that particular hazard. Another legislation is Health and Safety at work Act 1974. This legislation is the one that provides general guidance about all this health and safety and workers must have policies and procedures saying how the health and safety will be ensured and then follow these policies and procedures. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 1994 is also part of the legislation for a healthy, safe and secure environment and states that a risk assessment should be done on hazards and make sure to store appropriate as the COSHH regulations are. Reporting injuries diseases and dangerous occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. It states that ''All accidents and near misses must be recorded. If a stuff member is involved in an incident which is secure enough to keep off work for three days or more, employment need to complete the relevant documents and send a report to the Health and Safety Executive. ...read more.

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To make sure that you do this must not make any stertypical ideas, treat every child in the setting fairly, contribute to all different ideas of children, allow the child to be the best of their ability. ''Early years settings should ensure that a child's right to be included is at the hear of their practise by fully implementing the Early Years foundation Stage Framework and guidance'' (http://www.pre-school.org.uk/practitioners/inclusion) In my current work placement setting, Slough Centre Nursery School equal opportunities page says that ''At Slough Centre Nursery School we are committed to pro-active approach to promoting equality & good relations & tacking discrimination'' (Slough centre Nursery Equal Opportunities Page) B1 Explain how children benefit from play activities that provide challenge and help to understand risk. Children can benefit from play activities that provide challenge and help them to understand risks. This is because it can make them aware of what they can do and shouldn't do as it will teach them the consequences if they do. ''Play cannot be wrong. It therefore provides a safe situation for the child to try out new things without fear of failure.'' (Marian beaver, Mandy booty and ... 2005 pg130) This can make practitioners feel nervous giving them the challenging activities. Children however need to make their own decisions about what is safe. ...read more.

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The adult can help encourage the exploration and investigation by planning and providing support; proving space for the play to happen with choice of equipment and activity/game, give and let children use open ended materials and use different types of environments and resources to help them with their knowledge and development. A* Reflect on the role of the adult in providing activities and supporting children. Before I did this unit, I thought play was something that children did by using their creative and imaginative skills. I now know much more about play by learning about it and it is how children learn through the play by using many different skills. After this unit I also find that I play a bit differently with the children because with me knowing about play, I try to support the children and monitor what is happening, try to consider all the different needs and abilities of children and give them time, space and right resources need to learn and explore during the play. As before I would just let the children play without really supporting them because I thought they where just being children and playing. Reference: * Nelson Thorns (2005) children's care, learning and development * Penny Tassoni (2007) Child care and education 3rd edition * http://www.montessori-icme.com/method.html 6th may 2011 * Slough centre Nursery Equal opportunities page ?? ?? ?? ?? Name: Nina Krysa Candidate number: 10/679415 Date: 17/5/11 Unit number: 4 Page 1 of 5 Word cont: 1124 ...read more.

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