Analysis of a Local Day Care Essay

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This report analyses the strengths and weaknesses of a local day care which is registered on the Early Years Register and is located in Derby, UK. It is called Happy Day Nurseries Ltd. This report is based on the inspection dated 18/04/2015 and focuses on quality and standards of the early years provision, the compliance of the early year’s provider to meet the needs of children and the contribution to the well being of children and the effectiveness of the leadership and management of the early years provider.

The previous inspection, carried out in Oct 2014 was graded as good. It was brought forward as a result of concerns raised regarding lack of curriculum planning and safety issues and has been termed as inadequate for failing
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To meet the requirements, the local daycare provider should ensure all staff have a good knowledge and understanding of how children learn in all areas. Development of language and communication skills is more than a technical achievement. It is an essential aspect of children, to connect to others. Therefore, it is important for the practitioners to recognize all opportunities to really listen to the child’s voice by communicating on daily basis (Robins and Callan 2009, p99).

The other weakness, is planning of activities to support children’s creativity does not enable the children to express freely. Preschool children paint by adult directed arts and craft does not enable some children to draw their own unique creations. In some instances, it was found that due to lack of engagement with the children, they became bored and were found banging equipment on the tables or climbing the stair gate. EYFS framework requires support for children in four specific areas, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. To enable children to explore, they should play with a wide range of media and materials and share their ideas and feelings through a variety of activities such as art. Every Child Matters (2004), sets a direction for managers in early year settings to understand their responsibilities and the services they are expected to

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