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I will be answering questions about keeping children safe, and what legislations influences healthy, safe and secure environments in a early years setting.

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Unit 4 - keeping children safe I will be answering questions about keeping children safe, and what legislations influences healthy, safe and secure environments in a early years setting. What procedures there are if a child has an incident or has an illness, I will also be discussing the issues that may arise when trying to plan a challenging environment for children? E1. Here is some legislation that provides health, safe and secure environment:- * The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 helps keep the employees safe from all hazards that may occur when working in any environment. Also the employees must take some of the responsibilities of themselves and others working around with them. They must display a Health and Safety poster everywhere, where it can visible to everyone working. * Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 when a child is injured or has had an accident must always is recording into written no matter how small it might be. You must follow the policy and procedure of how to treat the child if they have any injuries. Also if a member of staff is badly injured which is making them stay off more than two/three days from work they must complete the relevant documents and send a report to the health and safety executive. ...read more.


The signs that you would see would be raised temperature, they may have blotchy rash on their skin, refuse to eat, have a sniff neck, high pitched cry and they may have a seizure, and they might also have headaches, drowsiness and might be confused. When this occurs you should ring for the emergency services e.g. ambulance if you delay the child might suffer from the complications are deafness, brain damage and death. But if you take the child to the hospital in time they doctors can give the child antibiotics and observe the child. E4 - E5. This is an appropriate care of a child aged 1 and 3 years old at a childcare setting. Instead of a child aged 3 having their nappy changed they would be using the toilets, washing their own hands and brushing their teeth after their snack time in the afternoon. * 8:30 - the child arrives at the childcare setting. And would have some breakfast * 9:00 - all the children will come and sit on the carpet for the register then followed by some nursery rhymes and stories * 9:30 - 10:30 - the children would be doing the activities that are set out for them * 10:30 - 11:00 - all the children would be having their snacks after washing their hands ...read more.


As there would be less staff and more children and the ratio has to be accurate so that the children are looked after properly. E6. A Forest school is a school where children get to learn through outdoor play and learning. The theory behind forest schools is that they encourage individual children at any age to learn through positive outdoor play experiences. By taking part in activities in a woodland environment each individual child has an opportunity to develop motivation, sound emotional and social skills. Through these's self awareness can be developed to reach personal potential. (http://www.forestschools.com at 18th November 2011) Forest Schools has had success with children of all ages who visit the same local woodlands on a regular basis and through play, who have the opportunity to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others. In forest schools when learning from outdoor play children use full sized tools, play, learn boundaries of behaviour; both physical and social, establish and grow in confidence, self-esteem and become self motivated. Forest schools help to develop self awareness, self regulation, intrinsic motivation, empathy, good social communication skills, independence and a positive attitude, self esteem and confidence while learning through outdoor play. ...read more.

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