1.1. Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services.
- Every child is an individual and has their own needs. When planning an activity practitioners should think about age and abilities.
- Some children have individual needs such as sensory impairments
- Family and carers needs should be coincided during planning
- Always make sure it is known why the environment has been chosen and the activities the children will be taking part in
- Safeguarding children is essential and duty of care is a legal obligation so safety of the children should be well thought about when planning
- When planning an activity clear aims and objectives should be set out
- There should be clear reporting ...view middle of the document...
Parents should give consent for their child to take part in the indoor or outdoor activities by providing a signature at the end of the letter. The letter should also contain useful information about packed lunches or food provided. Throughout the day registers should be taken, morning and a register taken at the end of the day is essential. A qualified first aider should be present and staff ratio should be taken into consideration, otherwise the trip cannot go ahead.
The age and needs of the children should be considered when planning a trip. Each child is individual and there needs should be met. The layout of the environment the children are being taken to should be considered as some children are at different stages and have specific needs. The activities that are provided during the outing should be considered. For example physical play, if a child has just become mobile then the needs of the child must be thought about. There may be older children who are at different stages so room layout for their needs must be met. In the nursery the child and family’s needs should be taken into consideration. In the setting staff and practitioners should have knowledge of what the setting offers when questioned and what activities the children are taking part in. The duty of care to children is essential when planning activities for children. Some children in the setting may have specific needs such as limited hearing the child may find it difficult to understand explanations about health and safety. The safety and well-being of the children should always be put first. During the indoor or outdoor activity there should be aims set out for the children to meet and objectives that are based around the required outcome for their age. Each member of staff has the responsibilities of health and safety for children and themselves.