Unit 7 - Childcare and Education Level 3 Cache Essay

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E1 Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in meeting children’s learning needs.
Gather and present information about the role of the practitioner whenchildren's learning needs.

A practitioner’s role in meeting children’s learning needs are to understand and work with each and every child’s learning needs. They can do this by providing different opportunities to individual children because each child is unique and learns differently. The practitioners’ role would therefore be to plan and resource an environment that is challenging and helps children learn in many different areas of their learning.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is there for the rights of children should allow children priority
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This is done by having inspections which are based on the five outcomes of Every Child Matters framework. They also do this by looking at each childcare setting to see what curriculum is being offered. Each childcare setting’s curriculum will be varied and this is something the OFSTED will understand for example: every child care setting will follow the (EYFS, 2012) Early Years Foundation Stage but if a setting has children of the age of 6they would follow the National Curriculum. OFSTED requires that practitioners and workers are familiar with the relevant curriculum and requirements of OFSTED.

E6 Include TWO (2) examples of information from agencies outside the settingwhich may contribute to the assessment of learning needs.

School Nurse
A school nurse provides a variety of services such as undertaking health interviews and administering immunisation programmes. They can be employed by the local health authority, community trust, primary care trust or by the school directly. The responsibility of a nurse would include these roles: * Providing confidential health advice for individual children * Assessing the whole need of the school community and develop a health plan including a policy on bulling * Promoting good parenting skills by helping and supporting parents * Co-ordinating immunisation programmes * Health plans for children with any disability * Providing training for school-based staff