1. Know the regulatory requirements for a positive environment for children and young people
1.1 Describe what is meant by positive environment
A positive environment for children is an environment where development is supported by all aspects, staff are there to help and encourage children to achieve as well as supporting parents for the same outcome but ensuring children are not pressured and are still enjoying their time at the setting. Also making sure there is time for them to rest and eat and eating the right kind of food too. An environment where children are safe is a positive one, parent’s staff and children can feel relaxed in knowing that the environment children will spend their time in is safe and hazardous free, including things like; ensuring all wires are out of reach, plug sockets are not left exposed, spillages are dealt with swiftly and sufficiently.
To make a positive environment for children it has to be exciting, something that will engage their attention and make them want to be there and spend time there. In our setting, we try to make a child’s experience exciting for them from the second they walk through the door. We have sparkly lights on, colourful pictures on the windows and Disney music playing in the entrance. Our rooms also provide bright, coloured painted windows of pictures and scenes they may recognize, we have displays that can be enjoyed by both the children and adults, children are able to help themselves to toys which we feel will promote independence as they do not have to rely on an adult for supervision. Our furniture is also child friendly, with no sharp edges and they are at a size the children can reach and sit on comfortably without feeling intimidated. Overall I think our setting is a good example for a positive environment.
1.2 Identify regulatory requirements that underpin a positive environment for children young people
Early years foundation stage framework (EYFS)- Framework that sets...