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Identify the 9 Early Years Values of Care

Ensuring the welfare of the child is paramount
Keeping children safe and maintain a healthy environment
Working in partnership with parents and families
Encouraging learning and development
Valuing diversity
Ensuring equality of opportunity
Practising anti-discrimination
Encouraging confidentiality
Working with other professionals

2

Why are there more Early Years Values of Care than adult Values of Care?

Because children tend to be the most vulnerable and least developed of all the different service users

3

What does "ensuring the welfare of the child is paramount" mean?

Children and their needs should be the top priority

4

How does a care practitioner ensure the welfare of the child is paramount?

The child's needs are met
Use a child-centred approach
Never humiliate a child
Never abuse/smack a child
Make sure all details such as medical records are kept up to date

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What does "keep children safe and maintain a healthy environment" mean?

Not letting children come to harm

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How can a care practitioner keep children safe and maintain a healthy environment?

DBS checks
Cleaning up spillages - vomit, blood etc
No taking pictures without permission

7

What does "working in partnership with parents and families" mean?

Involving parents in the care/treatment/education of the child

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How can a care practitioner work in partnership with parents and families?

Open days - inviting parents in to see children working
Parents' evenings
Letters home/phone calls home
Award certificates sent home
Daily diary in nursery
Suggesting activities parents can do with their child
Inform parents of any accident/incident

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What does "encouraging children's learning and development" mean?

Making sure that pupils are able to make progress - not held back or given too much

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How can a care practitioner encourage children's learning and development?

Provide a range of activities
Provide a well planned curriculum
Activities are designed to stretch learning
Ensuring all areas/resources are accessible
Making activities fun to do

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What does "valuing diversity" mean?

Celebrating and promoting differences

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How can a care practitioner value diversity?

Displays/toys/resources reflect different cultures
Food options - gluten free, halal, kosher
Celebrate a range of festivals - Diwali, Chinese New Year
Welcome signs in different languages
Posters on walls of different cultures, genders etc
Challenge discrimination
Allow time off school for religious festivals - Eid

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What does "ensuring equality of opportunity" mean?

No 1 group of people gets treated unfairly - boys or disabled people for example.
Everyone has same outcomes.

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How can a care practitioner ensure equality of opportunity?

All resources can be accessed by everyone
Ensuring activities don't leave anybody out
Meeting dietary and cultural individual needs
Non-discriminatory language
All children treated fairly

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What does "practising anti-discrimination" mean?

Not treating anyone unfairly on the grounds of race, gender etc

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How can a care practitioner practise anti-discrimination?

Non-discriminatory language
Provide for people with specialist needs
Equal and fair treatment
Challenge discrimination

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What does "ensuring confidentiality" mean

Keeping information private

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How can a care practitioner ensure confidentiality?

Keeping information on a needs-to-know basis
Not gossiping
Lock information in filing cabinet or password protect

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What does "working with other professionals" mean?

Involving other agencies such as police, social services etc

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How does a care practitioner work with other professionals?

Multi-agency meetings
Visiting speakers to talk to children - fire safety
Asking health visitor for advice
School nurse - nits