Unit 011 Contribute to the support of positive environments for children and young people.
Describe what is meant by a positive environment for children and young people. Remember to include in your answer both the physical aspect as well as the relationships between adults and children. How should the setting go about creating a positive environment for children?
A positive environment for children is a place where a child can learn and develop in a safe secure environment. A setting should ensure that daily and annually risk assessments are recorded to make sure that the indoor and outdoor areas toys, furniture and equipment provided are suitable, clean and safe. The premises used should have appropriate heating, lighting and ventilation and where possible there is outside access to enable children to run and play and get fresh air. The building should be safe from intruders and all staff have CRB checks to ensure that children are safe. The setting should have adequate space for children to play and a good range of resources to enable children to choose and explore a variety of different activities to develop their skills and encourage independence and choice. Staff and adults working with and supporting children should promote and respect each other and allow everyone equal opportunities. Children with additional needs should be provided with the same opportunity chances and equipment should be adapted to allow access for all. Floor areas and fire exits should be kept clear and furniture and surfaces should be easily washable.
A setting should follow guidelines set out by Early Years Foundation Stage and Every Child Matters to ensure they follow create and promote a positive environment by involving all Staff, Children and parent carers and working with outside agencies where appropriate to provide the best possible environment for children to learn grow and develop into great individuals.
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