Making the Pre-School Setting a Supportive and Safe Environment

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Cache Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school Practice Core unit 3 – Making the pre-school setting a supportive and safe environment. The 1981 Warnock Report and Education Act highlighted the concept of children having special educational needs. This means each setting needs to have an inclusion policy that states that all children and their parents are included regardless of there race, religion or disability. Our admissions policy reflects this. The UN Convention on the rights of the child (1989) added to the Warnock Report by stating that disabled children have the right to be included in mainstream education, allowing the child to achieve the fullest possible social integration and individual development. The ramifications for…show more content…
The home corner can also be a good place to promote anti-biased attitudes as it lends its self to a variety of different cultural cooking and house keeping methods, as does the dressing up box. It is also important to consider the needs of all the children when doing your planning to ensure that the activities are suitable. Prejudice: An attitude, opinion, or feeling formed without adequate prior knowledge, thought ,or reason. Prejudice can be prejudgment for or against any person, group, or sex. (Dermon-Sparks and the A.B.C Task Force, 2000 p10). Each setting should have and Inclusion/anti-discrimination policy in which the procedures of the settings are clearly written down for staff to follow. It is important to have carefully written policies in place in our settings as this not only conforms to current legislation (Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage), but also makes sure that staff know what to do in any given situation and helps us to provide a safe and healthy environment for all the children in our care. Policies to be included would be:- A Heath and Hygiene policy, which would detail such things as actions to be taken when dealing with body fluids, and hand washing procedures. A Food Handling Policy which would deal with all aspects of food hygiene and preparation, and provision for such things as fresh drinking water being available to
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