Essay on Cache Level 3 Unit 1 Assignment

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Unit 1- An introduction to working with children

There are three different types of settings which provide care and education for children in my area. One of them is called the statutory sector, this is a service that has to be available by law. Legislations have been passed which requires either the government or local authorities to provide them. This service gets payed for by people paying taxes so if we didn’t pay our taxes then these services would no longer be funded. An example of a statutory setting would be Richardson Dees primary school, this is because they are funded by the government. Children start from nursery all the way up to year 6 before they have to leave. This school provides support for children and their families
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Some children also get their tea at the nursery if they are not getting picked up till later, for their tea they normally just have a little snack like beans and toast. The professionals in the setting have to keep a sheet for each child with information on to give to their parents at time of pick up, it has information on like what they had for breakfast, dinner, tea, nappies changes, any accidents ect. They also have files for each child and keep information and pictures of different activities they do while they are at the nursery. The practitioners have to follow an instruction sheet every time they write in the file.

The main legislation in our county that supports the rights of children is Children Act 1989. According to Penny Tassoni, ‘this act is a result of the UK government adopting the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child, new legislation was required. The 1989 Children Act also made it clear that children’s and young people’s views had to be taken into consideration when decisions about their future were being made.’ The key elements to this legislation are: • The welfare of the child is the paramount consideration. • Wherever possible children should be brought up and cared for within there own family. • Parents with children in need should be helped to bring up their
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