Health, Safety and Welfare in Ecce Setting

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Table of contents:

Aim and Introduction.

Health and safety in ECCE setting.

Health and Safety Policies and Procedures in ECCE Setting.

Well-being of children in ECCE setting.

Characteristic of positive environment in ECCE setting

The factors that contribute to the overall well-being of the children in ECCE setting

Components of a balanced diet for children

Menu sample.

Indoor and Outdoor Safety.

Signs and symptoms of unwell child.
Crèche Safety Check list Sample

Example Risk Assessment for a Crèche





“The effective functioning of child rearing processes in the family and other child settings requires public
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There are 32 regulations, which broadly cover the areas of:

Health, welfare and development of child

Notifications and inspections by HSE

Record keeping

Standard of premises and facilities

General administration

Overview of Regulations:


Pre-school care providers are required to notify the HSE that they are providing services. In addition, they are required to take all reasonable measures to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of pre-school children attending their services. These Regulations set down the high standards of health, safety and welfare that must be in place before such services can be provided.

Overall, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs has responsibility for these Regulations and for developing policy in this area. The HSE is required to inspect and regulate
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