1.1 Describe the Factors to Take Into Account When Planning Health and Safe Indoor and Outdoor Environments and Services.

Providing a clean, hygienic and warm environment will enable a child to play safely. As a Practitioner it my responsibility to ensure all children are kept safe and free from danger, any activities should have the child’s health and safety as the main priority. Any illnesses or outbreaks of head lice are reported to the nursery manager and letters sent home with their child to inform them of any findings and also information on dealing with the outbreak.     All children should be allowed to explore and be adventurous whilst managing their own risks, children should never be left unsupervised but given the space needed to play. In my setting when planning activities for children several factors are taken into consideration which include the needs of the individual child, even if a child has a disability or vision impairment they have the same access to all activities with any reasonable adjustments been made to encourage them to participate. A child in my setting with downs syndrome and so when we have outdoor play we put her an all in one suit on as she is not as steady on her feet as the other children, so any bumps or falls we are protecting her as much as possible, she also cannot go out in the sun as she has an allergic re-action so she plays under the shelter with plenty of sun cream on. When she goes on the climbing frame she is supervised we stand back whilst observing her following the other children going down the slide, although she cannot ask for assistance we are aware of when to lend a helping hand, if she does not want your help she will let you know.