Session 1 - TrustNet - Hackney Learning Trust

the EYFS Training
Course Session 1
29 January 2015
Pippa Williams
Mumtaz Hakim
Health and Safety of the building
Talk to the person opposite to you……
• A childhood memory that you could use in your child
care practice
• Your childcare experience
• One thing that you would like to get out of this course
You will need to complete 2
courses to become a registered
Book on E-Learning course
“Award in Preparing to work in
Home Based Childcare”
Registration Course
What happens next
• Book onto a Preparing to work in Home Based Childcare on
line course and provide evidence of booking by 5.2.2015
Step 1 session.
• Complete Hackney Learning Trust’s Childminder’s EYFS Pre –Registration Course
Dates: 29.1.2015, 5.2.2015, 12.2.2015, 26.2.2015, 4.3.2015, 19.3.2015,
2.4.2015 EYFS Pre Registration 9.30 to 3pm Linden Children Centre
• Introduction to Safeguarding Course 26.3.2015 9.30 to 4.30pm Linden Children
Step 2
• First Aid Course = 14.3.2015, 21.3.2015 charge of £90 for this course, PLEASE
BOOK ON FEE PAYING COURSE BOOKING FORM-with signature, you will be invoiced
after attending the course.
•DBS (old CRB checks) there is now a CHARGE of £50 for each DBS check are carried out on yourself, and all those
over 16 yrs , a range of other checks are also carried out.
Step 3
• Ofsted will be carry out, a range of checks, Health checks are carried out on yourself(there will likely be
charge from your GP for this £50-£100) see overleaf ……….
Apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through the Ofsted
•Join the DBS update service and agree to Ofsted checking your DBS
certificate at least every 6 months. If you haven’t joined the service 19 days
after getting your first certificate, you must get a new one.
•Fill in and submit a health declaration booklet if you’re applying as a
childminder on the Early Years Register, working directly with children, or a
manager in charge of the day-to-day running of childcare on domestic
What happens next
Step 4
Step 5
Step 6
•On completion EYFS course and confirmation of results of Preparing to work in a Home Based child care
and when your DBS checks are back and health checks are back you will need to contact Hackney
Learning Trust childminding team who will arrange to visit from yur Co-ordinator who will check you are
ready and support you in making your OFSTED Application
•Prepare home & paperwork and submit Ofsted on line Application
•Apply online - you’ll need a Government Gateway account to log in. If you’re applying to both registers apply
using the Early Years application form.
•Application process commences with an Ofsted-Inspector who will carry out a registration visit to your
home to assess your suitability to implement the EYFS. They will interview you to assess your suitability.
You will need to demonstrate to them that you can meet all the requirements of EYFS.-Pre- Reg Form (this
form will be used whilst completing the EYFS Pre Reg course)
•You will need to demonstrate that the training that you have undertaken has prepared you for childminding
and meeting the requirements.
•Ofsted will finally make a decision to either register or refuse your application.
Pre registration expectations
Provide evidence by SESSION 5.2.2015 of booking on the HBCA
Provide evidence of your space in accordance with EYFS requirements
Please bring along the following documents to ALL sessions.
EYFS Statutory framework 2014
Early Years Outcomes
The EYFS Progress Check at age two
Development Matters 2012
Requirements for the Childcare Register: childminders and home childcarers
A childcare factsheet
You will need to download these from:
Or but them for £9.95 from 4Children
Childminders will be required to complete weekly homework which will be
collated as your Portfolio of Evidence that will support your registration and
quality childminding –this will be looked at during the training and when you
collect application form
You will need to bring to each session your ring binder folder with plastic sheets for
your work
Each session will start promptly at 9.30 am and finish at 3pm
Course Materials can be found
on the child-minder website
Course Outline
Session 1 Introduction To EYFS/ Health and Safety
Session 2 Health and Safety
Session 3 CLL and PD -Learning And Development
Session 4 PSED- Learning And Development
Session 5 Observation, Assessment- Specific Areas of
Learning -Learning And Development
Session 6 Inclusion QA
Session 7 Partnerships, Transitions QA
Accept Differences
Everyone Participates-Quality
Practice discussions
Respect Diversity
Mobile Phones Off and not used
Constructive Criticism
Willingness to Make Mistakes
Session Aims
To begin the process of becoming familiar with the structure
and elements of the EYFS
To know how to establish a safe and healthy child care
environment in a home based setting
To familiarise with the Hackney Childminder Website and
other useful websites in order to support my practice
What’s in the EYFS?
Statutory framework
for EYFS
What you have to do by law
Early Years Outcomes
Non statutory guidance for
The EYFS Progress
check at age two
A know How Guide
Development Matters
in the EYFS
The non statutory guidance
material support practitioners
in implementing eyfs
Key messages of EYFS
Quality and consistency in all early years settings
A secure foundation through learning and development
opportunities which are planned around the needs and
interests if each individual child and assessed and reviewed
Partnership working –between practitioners and with
parents and/or carers
Equality of opportunity and anti discriminatory practice,
ensure every child in included and supported
EYFS Space Requirements
You will need to calculated the numbers of children you can care
for using the EYFS Space requirements which are set out in
Page 27 paragraph 3.57 (please note this does not include
kitchen, storage, thorough fares).
To calculate the numbers of children use the following guide and
example. Playroom clear space available—2.5mtrs x
2.5mtrs=6.25 square metres divide by 2.5 = 2 x(2 yr olds)
The maximum number of children will be 2 -2yr olds in this
You will need to include your own children under 8 yrs in the
If you care for any children aged eight and over this may affect
the number of children you can care for under eight.
Preparing for your ideal
If you had an ideal setting what would it
look like?
Eg……. Play areas, toys, resources,
safety, outdoors, sleep, meal times,
(think about positive childhood
experience to help you)
Draw or write your ideas…….
Why is it important to be outside !!!!
Make sure your environment provides
opportunities for children to access activities
across the 7 areas of learning. Make sure it is
inviting for children?
Provide lots of opportunities for babies
and young children to explore natural
Ensure your toys are labelled to
help children to choose what they
want to play with?
Provide a messy and
creative play area?
Display children’s art
Provide a role play
Provide role play
resources value different
Provide an area where children can
choose to construct and build?
Do the resources meet
the needs of the
children in your care?
Provide a comfortable area where
children can enjoy books together?
Provide books in
dual languages?
Do your books
represent positive
images of different
cultures, religion,
gender and
Children should have daily opportunities to play
and explore outdoors?
EYFS Section 3- Safeguarding and Welfare
Pg16 3.1 “Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure,
when their individual their individual needs are met, and when they have
positive relationships with the adults caring for them. The safeguarding
and welfare requirements are designed to help providers create high
quality settings which are welcoming, safe and stimulating and where
children are able to enjoy learning and grow in confidence
Pg 16 3.2 “Provider must take steps to keep children safe and well. The
requirements explains what provider must do to: safeguard children:
promote health; manage behaviour and maintain records, policies and
Children’s Safety
Every year around 1 million children are
taken to hospital after an accident at
The vast majority of these accidents happen
to children under five years old.
It can be difficult to walk the line between
keeping children safe from accidental
injury and over protecting them.
Children need the right to explore their
surroundings safely.
Establishing a “safe” and “healthy” environment in a
home based setting
Links to EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare
Page 27- Safety and suitability
of premises, environment and
Page 25
SWR – Safety and Suitably premises, environment and
equipment- Page 27 -29
Page 28 3.64 Risk Assessment
The provider must have a clear and
well-understood policy, and
procedures, for assessing any risks
to children’s safety, and review risk
assessments regularly .
Providers must ensure that they take
all reasonable steps to ensure staff
and children in their care are not
exposed to risks and must be able to
demonstrate how they ae managing
Page 29 3.65 Outings
Children must be kept safe on outings, and
vehicles in which children are transported,
and driver of those vehicles must be
adequately insured.
Providers must assess the risks or hazards
which may arise for the children, and must
identify the steps to be taken to remove,
minimise and manage those risks and
Page 26 -3.50,51 Accident or injury
Provider must ensure there is a first aid box accessible at all times with
appropriate content for use with children
Providers must keep a written record of accidents or injuries and any
first aid treatment
Provider must inform parents and or carers of any accident or injury
sustained by the child on the same day, or as soon as reasonable
practicable, of any first aid treatment given
Providers must notify Ofsted or Childminder Agency (with which they are registered) any
serious accident, illness or injury to, or death of, any child while in their care, and of the
action taken. Notification must be made as soon as is reasonably practicable, but in any
event within 14 days of the incident occurring–Offence.
Providers must notify local child protection agencies (LADO, Chn Social Care)
of any serious accident, or injury to, or the death of, any child while in their area, and must
act on any advice.
Group Activity
Group Activity to Identify Risks and Take Action
In a group discuss the potential hazards you may encounter
and the action you would take when caring for a small
group younger children of differing ability in your
main play area or kitchen /bathroom, bedroom/hallway/rest
area, garden for children. Make a list and be ready to
feedback to the large group
Group 1 Complete an Outings Risk
Assessment as if you collecting from
your local school with three children a
2yr, 4yr and 6 yr old.
Group 2 Complete outing risk assessment
to local park over 2 main roads, with
9month old, 18mths, 3 yr old who is
settling in
Group 3 Complete a risk assessment for
an outing to Tesco to buy ingredients for
making pizza, with a baby, 2 yr old and 3
yr old.
Missing Child
Group 1 You are at the park or at the
shops and one of the children aged 3
yrs is missing, what do you do?
What do you think the child would do?
Group 2 You are doing story time, and
you do a quick head count, you realise
that one child is missing?
What do you do?
Risk Assessing Children’s Activities
Read and discuss the scenarios
What can you do to help children be independent and
still keep them safe.
Group 1: At park with active 2yr old who wants to climb high
on climbing frame
Group 2: Messy play activity for 14mth and 2yr old e.g.
shavy foam, cornflour
Group 3: Cooking with 18mth and 3yr old –making pizzas
Group 4: Meal times when you have provided vegetable
soup for 5 yr , 2 yr, 18mth
Group 5; Nappy changing for 14 mths and 3 y old who is
going to the toilet
Group 1 -You work in a 4 th floor flat, you are
caring for 9mth, 18mth and 2 yr old fire breaks
out what do you do?
Group 2 -Its sleep time, 2 children are upstairs
asleep, a fire breaks out downstairs, you have
another 2 children with you, what do you do?
Group 3 -You are with a group of 10 sleeping
toddlers at break time, the fire bell goes off,
what is your procedure?
(What should you include in a good fire evacuation procedure, what is
good practice around fire safety? )
How to complete Risk
Assessments and Health and
Safety Policy
Risk Assessments- It is good practice to conduct an overall risk
assessment. It will need to be comprehensive and include anything that
children may come into contact including activities. You need to have
an ongoing recording system. Must include both in and outdoors.
Outings–It is good practice to have risk assessments for all outings
Templates for Risk Assessment are on the childminders website:
Fire Policy- you will need a fire evacuation procedure, which is displayed,
and practiced regularly and at different times of the day, which will
need to be recorded.
Health and Safety Policy -It is good practice to have a health and safety
policy that takes account of Health and Safety Legislation and Food
Hygiene Legislation, Fire Procedures, Fire Drills –(book on Food
Resources to help you
EYFS statutory framework
Access training –Health and Safety, Food
Hygiene, Allergies
Use local libraries
CAPT (Children Accident Prevention Trust)
Environmental Health—Food Safety
http:Download Reduce the risk of cot
death 2009 edition (PDF,
Fire Safety checks
Home Fire Safety Team
[email protected]
Please call to arrange your fire safety
Groups discussion
What makes accident prevention
hard to put into practice?
What makes accident prevention hard to
put into practice?
Finding time, or tools to fit safety equipment
How visitors can make it difficult to keep an eye
on all possible dangers
How badly designed homes can contribute to
How children develop so quickly and catch carers
out by doing something they thought they
could not do
How stressful events or feeling tired can result in
momentary lapse in attention
Bring in evidence of On line PACEY
CYP0P5 course
Bring in evidence of space
requirements for your setting
following guidance of EYFS
Homework -
Complete a Risk Assessment proposed
areas/activities you intend to use and provide. Eg
sleeping, eating, sand, water, cooking,
construction,( include Pets if you have them)
Write a missing child policy
Complete Questions ….Preparing for your
Registration Visit form 14,15,16,17,18,20,22,36,37
Complete a Fire Evacuation Procedure
Bring in resources for a messy play activity for 2 yr
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Useful Links
Foundation Years
Fire Service
Child Accident Prevention Trust
Health Protection Agency (HPA)
Childminding website
School Food Trust -
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