Eymp3 1.1

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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) came into effect in September 2008. This was put together to form 5 sets of standards from birth to 5 year olds, to help with their learning development and care. All early years providers are required to follow the EYFS as regulated by Ofsted.

“The EYFS was introduced to ensure all children in settings are helped in developing good social skill as well as academically”, but the EYFS also provides regulations that make sure children are properly looked after.

5 Standards in EYFS

Ofsted Certificate of Registration should be on show at all times within working hours

Looking out for each childs safety and welfare.
Be able to notice any change within the child’s manor,
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Indoor and outdoor toys need to be age appropriate, any trips to local parks, playgroups have to be checked for safety: no animal faeces, syringes, equipment is in good order, appropriate fire exits.
Children need the opportunity for physical play and rest, adequate space for children to learn through play whether it’s from simple car play to running around. All children need a form of rest from sleeping to simple story time, correct sleeping equipment for their age: babies to young toddlers have a cot/travel cot; toddlers have mobile mattress or bed depending on the setting with their own bedding.
When a child is being collected if for any reason someone other than the parents/career are collecting then you need to be informed and a security measure needs to be in place, a photo of who’s collecting, a password that only yourself parent/ career and person collecting the child knows

Suitable Equipment and Opportunities of Play
All toys and equipment must relevant to the child’s age and stage of development and comply with BSEN benchmarks for safety.
All indoor and outdoor toys will encourage children to learn to develop social skills, physical skills, intellect and emotion. All of these aim to extend culture awareness and self-esteem.
Equipment being used for example high chairs, car seats, buggies; bed linen will be of good quality. Each child must have their

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