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Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in working towards a healthy lifestyle and environment for children

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Unit 6-Promoting a healthy environment for children CACHE LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION E1- Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in working towards a healthy lifestyle and environment for children Evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in working towards a healthy lifestyle and evidence for children are under the heading E1. E2- Provide information about legislation which supports the rights of children to a healthy lifestyle There are many pieces of information about legislation shown in my portfolio which support the rights of children to a healthy lifestyle under the heading E2. B1 Evaluate the relevance of current legislation as it applies to supporting a healthy lifestyle for children E3- Provide information about a range of factors which may affect children's health and well-being at differing times in their lives. E4- Include evidence of the effects of these factors on children's health. There are many factors which can affect children's health and well-being throughout their lives. The practitioner and parents should be a good role model to the children/child, this is because children will copy the behaviour. Diets are very important during the age of 0-3 years, as this can harm the unborn child during their development. ...read more.


This is good because it explains in detail and gives tips for different ages on tressillian routines to maintain a healthy life style. The last example of a routine which maintains a healthy lifestyle for the children is shown in portfolio under the heading E5. These two routines are good because they explain what they do and show on how they carry out the healthy life style routine in their setting. E6 Include descriptions of two activities which are suitable to use with children to promote a healthy lifestyle The two activities which I have chosen are described in my portfolio. Here I will say how these activities will help in promoting a healthy lifestyle and what is good and bad about the activities. My 1st activity was making a fruit salad. - In this activity the children learnt that fruit are very good for you and why you should eat them, how to cut the fruit (fine motor skills), hygiene routine throughout the whole of this activity and socializing with other in the group by engaging with them. I introduced this activity to the children by telling the children what activity they were going to do, how they were going to carry the activity out and how to use the equipment for the activity. ...read more.


When the practitioners are planning, they are automatically making a routine for the children. This is good because it will encourage good habits if the child and a healthy living. Therefore settings will encourage healthy eating and exercise into their planning and activities. Another reason why it is important to plan and implement activities is because children have different development stages and the practitioner would have to look at each child individual to meet their needs. A- Include a reflective account of the role of the practitioner in promoting and maintaining a healthy environment for children Linked with E1. Each practitioner has a role to having a healthy lifestyle and healthy environment is to: ? Promote hygiene ? Promote safety ? Promote healthy diet, provide with water and food ? Promote exercise and stimulation ? Promote rest and sleep The practitioner has many responsibilities when promoting and maintaining a healthy environment for children: Promote independence Maintain a safe environment for children at all times Plan age and stage appropriate activities and resources Risk asses the environment before children, also risk asses the activities to keep children safe and healthy. ...read more.

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A descriptive essay that looks at 2 different activities and how they promote health and well being - the activities are described well and there are links to health

The writer could extend the analysis sections so that there is more discussion about how the activities actually help to promote health.


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