E100 Tma 1

Myself, my setting and my roles and responsibilities.

‘In this TMA I have followed ethical guidelines (Assessment Guide, pp. 18-19); all names have been changed to protect identity. The setting, the children and parents have given their consent to activities being used in this assignment and participants were told that they could withdraw at any time.


In the main body of my assignment I am going to be discussing about my setting, the curriculum I follow and my roles and responsibilities. I’m also going to discuss how my setting has progressed through the changes in Birth to Three Matters and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Part 1

My settin is a nursery for children aged birth to five years, with an attached breakfast club, afterschool club and holiday club, for school children 5-11years old. The nursery offers half day sessions and full day care between the hours of 7:30am-7:00pm from Monday to Friday.

The nursery serves the local community, offering affordable childcare to parents including working parents, the traveller community and new entrances. As the nursery is situated within easy access of 4 of the 5 schools, we take a lot of children to and from school.

Occasionally I work by myself in the room, but a majority of the time I am working as part of a team, whether it is the team who work in the same room as me or the whole nursery team.   As a nursery, the staff work very closely together and we all ensure all areas of safeguarding, curriculum, diversity, outings and complaints are covered to ensure the safety and welfare of the children which is paramount at all times. As I read in study topic 1 I also feel it is important that practitioners work together to develop practice so that it goes beyond the requirements imposed by the regulatory systems. (Book 1, study topic 1 page 21)

I currently work with children aged 0-2 years old, and I have worked with this age group for the 2 years I have worked here. However on...