1. Explain how to promote children’s health and well-being in an early years work setting.
Welfare requirements - Within your setting you should safeguard and promote
Children’s welfare, we must take necessary steps to ensure this. [ We must
promote good health of all children within our care and take steps to prevent
the spread of infection from others within our care and take appropriate action
when they are ill. We must ensure that there are suitable people and staffing
are appropriate to ensure safety to all children. The premises,
environment and equipment must be suitable to cater for the children, these
include outdoor and indoor spaces, furniture, equipment and toys and they
must be safe and suitable for the children in your care, age/stage
Your safeguarding/admissions/settling in policies should be kept
up to date. It is important for all staff to read all policies and procedures. As a
practitioner you should be aware of nutrition needs and plan healthy
meals/snacks for children and on some occasions give advice to parents. You
should be aware of portion sizes, this is important because children can still
become overweight on healthy foods if they are given too much. Every setting
should have routines they should reflect the varying needs of all children
within your group especially in terms of sleep and rest. All routines should
allow time for outdoor play for all ages. Routines also need to be flexible
enough to allow the children to finish their task. Under the EYFS we as
practitioners observe children during physical play this is to note the skills that
they are showing and what could be emerging, this gives us important
information on how we can support the child such as providing new activities,
toys or simply encourage the child.
Within the EYFS it is important to work closely with parents, we can find out
their child’s needs, you can also provide support and advice on topics, sleep,
toilet training and nutrition.
EYFS Statutory requirements, Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare.
Principles in to practice card 1.4 Health and Well being. ]
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