Cypop 5 1.1

Legislation and Children’s rights
As a child care provider I must comply and adhere to many different legislations. Below are just a few of the main legislations I feel are most important whilst careing for children in the home based setting. A full copy of all the legislations I must adhere to can be obtained by the parent on request.

Childcare Act (2006)
This act is the introduction of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
A full copy of the EYFS can be obtained at
And a Parent’s guide to the EYFS can also be obtained at

Childrens act
The main key points I will ensure I adhere to (but not limited to) are
Children have the right to be protected from all forms of discrimination (article 2)
The best interests of the child must be primary consideration in all activities and actions concerning the children (article 3)
The child shall have full opportunity for play, recreation, which should be directed to the same purpose as education. (article 7)
A child has the right to express his or her views freely and that view is to be given appropriate weight in accordance with the childs age or maturity. (article 12)
A childs right to privacy (article 16)
A full copy of the Childrens Act can be obtained at
A childs right to education with a view to achieving this right progressively on the basis of equal opportunities. (article 28)...