Foundation Degree in the Early Years Tma 05

E210 Statement of ethical consideration

I confirm that I am currently meeting the pre-requisites for E210 as set out in the pre-registration information for students and have a valid Agreement with Confirmer Form(s).
For this eTMA I have only used material drawn from the setting(s) identified on my employer Permission Agreement Form(s).
In this eTMA I have adhered to the E210 ethical guidance by:
  * Writing a letter explaining to all parents/carers my studies and the reasons I may want to observe their child
  * The fact that children have the right to express their thoughts freely therefore gaining consent from them before any observations take place. I will inform them what I will be doing and why and allowing them to express whether they are happy for me to do this.
  * Gaining consent from the parents if I cannot gain it from the children
  * Ensuring names of the children are always changed as well as other adults or the settings name, this is vital to ensure confidentiality and anonymity is maintained.
  * Explaining that I will provide opportunities to ask questions about what I am doing
  * Ensuring no photographs are taken

During this TMA I will critically reflect my notes made from my researching practice enquiries.   The notes will enable me to think about the implications for my practice, and as the manager of the setting, the leadership decisions I make. I will discuss the challenges faced meeting individual needs in a national framework. I will then go on to talk about how I could possibly use this within my practice as part of the EYFS framework (EYFS) (DFE, 2012) that we follow, I will also discuss different aspects of the curriculum.
Main Body
My research during Block 4 has enabled me to confirm my misgivings towards the EYFS. Sometimes I feel as though children have to learn certain things at certain ages. I feel that planning and observations within our setting are so focused on the EYFS outcomes that we don’t...