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Within the last few years government policy in early years has undergone many changes these have been an intensive inspection system, safe guarding children advances and the early years learning structure. Therefore the government are extremely dedicat

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Within the last few years government policy in early years has undergone many changes these have been an intensive inspection system, safe guarding children advances and the early year's learning structure. Therefore the government are extremely dedicated to pledge that children should receive the best possible levels of early years care and education possible. Such progress has impacted on my role as a early professional, as there has been a huge amount emphasised upon the expertise of all employees. As study Topic 1 states this is a direct result of the government aiming to achieve their objective that by 2015 there will be an early years professional status employee in every child care establishment. Some of these changes have been motivated by the death of Victoria Climbie who was abused by her guardians in 2000, while she was under the eye of many health care professionals. This incident influenced the government to take action and produce the Every Child Matters Framework in 2003. This was designed to ensure that all outcomes for children are improved to allow every child to have an overall happy and healthy lifestyle. ...read more.

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Therefore it is essential that I work within a team by communicating effectively with my colleagues as well external care professionals. This continuity of care is achieved at the nursery as all staff are well experienced in providing an excellent level of learning in a safe, secure, happy and simulating environment. Therefore the nursery offers a child friendly comfortable home-from-home atmosphere where all children are encouraged to develop their creativity, individuality and self-confidence by using equipment that is child sized such as tables and chairs which is a key aspect of Marie Montessori theory's.As a nursery nurse I work with children from a few months old to the five years. My main task within this is to assist my colleagues in the effective and efficient running of all areas of the nursery in accordance with all the nurseries policies and procedures alongside health and safety legislation. Another important role I have within the nursery is that I guarantee the safeguarding of the children's health and well-being at all times. I I involve myself with all areas of the curriculum but I particularly enjoy supporting the children imaginative play and IT development and learning areas. ...read more.

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Although I feel that I am able to observe and plan for the children's learning, I do believe that extra training in behaviour management and additional needs would be beneficial as I particularly enjoy working with those children who sometimes struggle with their learning. I find it very satisfying feature of my career to see them succeed within their learning, although I do have to work hard at achieving this success with some children.To improve my professional development I frequently attend one-day courses and conferences which I find very interesting. For instance, I recently went to an early year's exhibition in London where I was able to view a range of different resources and activities of which I have been able to use within my practice to enhance my abilities and skills. Thorough studying this course I wish to advance my understanding of the early year's foundation stage curriculum within childcare and developing my special educational needs awareness within my practice so that I am able to meet all current government legislation. In addition to these I would also love to improve my skills in the best practice in how to use the outdoor environment effectively within the children's learning and development as I believe that the outdoor environment is as valuable for young children's wellbeing and development as the indoor environment. ...read more.

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