Unit 27 - Level 3 Childcare All Questions Essay

12445 Words Sep 6th, 2013 50 Pages
Jennifer Kelly
Unit 027, 1.1 - Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services.

When providing a healthy and safe environment both inside and outside the nursery, there are factors myself and other practitioners need to consider; individual children and any specific needs they may have, for example at my work place we a baby with Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes restricted growth, poor core muscle strength, learning difficulties, behavioural problems such as temper tantrums or stubbornness and a permanent feeling of hunger which will start between the age of 2 and 8 years old. The practitioners who work with the baby must always consider
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This is so any sand split onto the floor can be easily swept up. To the right is a picture showing a sand pit, a messy play activity, on the none-carpeted area.

Jennifer Kelly
Unit 027, 1.1 – continued.

* Ensuring the environment is clean – Although the nursery has daily cleaners who clean the nursery at the end of play and who twice a week carry out a deep clean, it is the collected responsibility of all staff to ensure the environment is kept clean throughout the day. This means cleaning up any mess or spillages using the appropriate cleaning tools and products. The practitioners, along with the help from the children, are also required to tidy away the toys and playing equipment, and wipe down tables before each meal time so the area is clear for the arrival of plates, cutlery and food and drinks. This is to ensure a healthy and safe environment when eating. * Ensuring the room temperature suitable for babies and children. Having a room that is the recommend temperature between 18 – 20C, will not only be comfortable but will help promote good health.

Legal obligations – * Risk assessments – Local and governing authorities make compulsory the use of risk assessments. Risk assessments are carried out to evaluate any potential hazards that may
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