Kindergarten and Children Essay

3815 Words May 30th, 2013 16 Pages
Children & Young People’s Workforce
Early Learning & Childcare Diploma Level 3

EYMP4 – Professional practice in early years settings

Explain how the range of early years settings reflects the scope and purpose of the sector

The early year’s sector was not developed by government policy with specific aims but was created in response to the requirements of families to change economical and social factors. Therefore public expenditure focused on families with social needs and difficulties. Local authority day nurseries catered mainly for children who were at risk from harm mainly in deprived areas. The Private sector held childminders, nannies and private nurseries available.
The playgroup movement developed during the 1960s where
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The best interests of the child must always come first when making decisions that can affect them. The EYFS works at setting the standards for learning ensuring that children make progress and no child gets left behind.

The education Act
Free childcare provisions were introduced for under five year old children as stated briefly previously. Since September 1st 2010 this rose from 12 and a half hours a week to 15 hours a week. The free entitlement provides access to education and care and the hours can be flexible over the week, all childcare provisions must use the EYFS and help young children achieve the five Every Child Matters outcomes.

Describe what is meant by evidence-based practice and give examples of how this has influenced work with children in their early years

Evidence based practice is a framework of decisions made from effective information researched that influences practice and allows practitioners to apply their knowledge to a situation which allows them to make a well informed decisions on future actions. Professional practice requires these findings and research to be kept up-to-date and a consideration as to how these can be applied to settings. Sometimes, we need to be sure of what we find out before taking action as it might not be real or true. This is why it is so important for me to communicate and concerns or queries to my team.

My everyday practice is influenced by what I have found out or learnt previously as a mother but

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