Outline the Current Legislation Covering Home Based Childcare and the Role of Regulatory Bodies.

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Outline the current legislation covering home based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies. Current legislation: Every Child Matters This was the name of the green paper produced in response to the Laming inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié in 2000. It went on to form the basis of the 2004 Children’s Act. The paper lists five outcomes which were identified in consultation with children and young people: Being healthy: enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle Staying safe: being protected from harm and neglect Enjoying and achieving: getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood Making a positive contribution: being involved with the community and…show more content…
These include the right to protection from abuse, the right for children to express their view and have them listened to and the right to care and services for disabled children and those living away from home. A number of other pieces of legislation also have implications for the role of childminders. These include the Disability Discrimination Acts (1995 & 2005), the Equality Act 2010, the Equal Opportunities acts (1995 & 2010) and the Data Protection Act 1998. Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework The EYFS is concerned with the care, learning and development of children from birth to 5 years. It replaced previous separate guidelines for practitioners caring for children of 0-3 and 3-5 years and ensures that the same standards and requirements are applied to all early years practitioners including childminders and nursery staff. The framework covers four themes, each of which is split into four commitments. The four themes are: A unique child Positive relationships Enabling environments Learning and development The EYFS includes six learning and development requirements which must be delivered by law by all early years providers including childminders. These are: Personal, social and emotional development Communication, language and literacy Problem solving, reasoning & numeracy
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