Mu 2.2

MU 2.8 positive learning environments

  * all resources labelled with pictures of the boxes cotents

  * Having bright colours around the setting with attractive posters and displays.

  * Having plants in the setting can oxygenate the air

  * Animals in the setting can foster responsibility and a caring attitude in the children.

  * All staff to stay positive around the children so that they don’t pick up on any negativity.

  * Celebrating the children’s achievements by praising them for anything good they do can make the setting a positive place for children.

  * Celebrating diversity with the children by having multi-cultural posters, books and activities. This makes the setting a welcoming place for people from all over the world.

  * Having a set of class initiated rules that are agreed by the children.

  * Making sure the setting is safe and clean so that the can get the full potential of the space around them to play in.

  * Ensure there is a level of comfort; this includes the temperature of the room and comfortable furniture.

1.1 What is a positive environment?
A positive environment is one that supports all aspects of development, children’s learning and a clean safe area to play. It also means an environment where parents, colleagues and children all work in partnership to actively make opportunity’s for the children to achieve positive outcomes.


1.2 Regulatory requirements

  * Early years foundation stage framework
  * Childcare act 2006
  * The health and safety at work act 1974
  * Care standards act 2006
  * Safe guarding of children and young adults