Outcome 1.5 | 3.54: Premises, including overall floor space + outdoor spaces are fir for purpose and suitable for the age of children. Providers must comply with health + safety legislation.
3.55: Reasonable steps must be taken to ensure anyone on the premises is safe incase of a fire. Appropriate fire detection + control equipment such as, fire alarms, smoke detectors, fire blankets and/or extinguisher are in working order. Fir exists must be clearly labeled + free.
3.56: No smoking in any area that children have or are present.
3.57: Premises + equipment are organsied and meeting the needs of children. The following requirements must be met – under 2 yrs. 3.5m2 per child. 2 yrs. Olds 2.5m2 per child. 3 to 5 yrs. Old 2.3m2 per child.
3.58: Access to outdoor or actives planned for outdoors is available on a daily basis, unless circumstances make it inappropriate.
3.59: Settings other than child-minders should have a separate room for children aged under 2, but provision should be made to mix with older children.
3.60: An adequate number of toilets + hand basins should be available, other than in child minders. Suitable changing facilities for changing nappies. Plus any other necessary items.
3.61: A private + confidentially area must be available as well as an area for staff that is away from children.
3.62: Children must only be let out to carer’s who have been notified and they don’t leave the sight unsupervised. Steps are put in place to prevent access of unauthorized people entering, any additional measures for overnight care.
3.63: Providers must carry public liability insurance.
3.64: Reasonable steps are take to ensure that staff and children aren’t exposed to risks and that it can be demonstrated how they are managing risks, such as writing a risk assessment. These should identify aspects of the environment that should be checked on a regular basis.
3.65: Whilst on outings children must be kept safe. The providers must assess the risks and hazards. The assessment should also include the ratios of adult to children.
3.66 Insurance of vehicles and the driver must be adequate.
Outcome 1.3 | Early Years Providers:
To see suitable qualifications see page 22+23 in the statuary framework 2014.
Children aged under two - 1 staff to 2 children, one member of staff mush hold a relevant level 3 qualifications.
Children aged two – 1 staff to 4 children, one staff member of staff must hold a relevant level 3 qualification.
Aged three and over and is working directly with children and have suitable qualifications – 1 staff to 13 children, one member of staff must hold a relevant level 3 qualification.
Children aged three and over and are not working directly with children with suitable qualifications- 1 staff to 8 children, one member of staff must hold a relevant level 3 qualification.
Children aged three and over in independent school with no qualified teacher and are working directly with children – 1 staff to 8 children, one member of staff must hold a relevant level 3 qualification.
Children aged three and over in maintained nursery schools and nursery classes in maintained schools – 1 staff for every 13 children, one staff