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What legislation is involved with childcare?

What legislation is involved with childcare?

The bills and legislation covering childcare and early education are: The Childcare Act 2006, as amended by The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 and The Children and Families Act 2014. Local Authority (Duty to Secure Early Years Provision Free of Charge) Regulations 2012.

What is the legislation for Eyfs?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) was established under the Childcare Act 2006 and is a framework for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

Why do early years staff need to know about legislation?

They show how you can develop a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and statements to meet the regulatory requirements and to support you to provide a quality service. As an early childhood education and care provider, you offer an essential service to children, to their families and to society.

What are the 5 Eyfs welfare requirements?

The requirements in this section explain what early years providers must do to: safeguard children; ensure the suitability of adults who have contact with children; promote good health; manage behaviour; and maintain records, policies and procedures.

What are the risks and hazards in an early years setting?

Common hazards and risks in early childhood education and care

  • lifting, carrying and moving children and objects.
  • working at low levels (on the floor or children’s furniture)
  • slips, trips and falls, for example on the floor or children’s furniture.
  • standing on chairs and tables to put artwork up.
  • communicable diseases.

Why are risk assessments important in early years settings?

Early years providers are required to conduct regular risk assessments, which identify aspects of the environment that must be checked on a regular basis. This is particularly important in an early years setting, as children should be able to grow, develop and take appropriate risks through physically challenging play.