Cypop Assessment 1

Assessment Task One
The parents of Anjum a little girl who is new to your setting moved to England only 3 months ago. Yours is the first setting that they have used for 18 month old Anjum. They have very little understanding of the legislation covering home based childcare or the role of the regulatory body.
• Consider 4 pieces of legislation that are important for home based childcarers and how you would outline these to Anjum’s parents?

When speaking to Anjum and her parents I would make them feel welcome and comfortable, assess their understanding of the English language and if there were a slight language barrier then I would adapt the following information accordingly.

The four pieces of legislation I would consider to be relevant to Anjum’s parents are as follows:

1. The Children’s Act 2004
I would explain the importance of a safe environment, making positive contribution’s to help Anjum achieve to her full potential. I would make them aware that every child in my care matters, along with enjoying there time in my setting.

2. The Children’s Act 1989
This piece of legislation is important because it makes it clear that in my setting it ensures Anjum’s needs are paramount at all times.

3. The Children’s Act 2006
I would explain that I would help Anjum to learn and develop to the best of my ability to ensure she meets the seven learning and development areas set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

4.The Equality Act 2010
This legislation is important to put Anjum’s parents at ease, to make it clear that all children and parents are treated fairly within my setting. No matter of race, religion, age or gender, all people are treated fairly and equally.

• How would you go about outlining the 4 different roles of the regulatory body to Anjum’s parents?

I would explain to Anjum’s parents that OFSTED stands for the office for standards in education, children’s services and skills.   That OFSTED reports directly to parliament...