TMA 02 - My professional practice: where am I now?

Ethical statement
I hereby confirm that I meet the pre-requisites for E105 as set out in the pre-registration information for students and that I have a valid agreement with the confirmer form.
For this TMA I have only used material drawn from the setting identified on my employer permission agreement form.
In this TMA I have adhered to the E105 ethical guidance by changing the names of my setting and all individuals mentioned are in full confidentiality.

Part One
The setting in which I work in is a private day nursery. The nursery caters for ages from birth to five years. The nursery opens from 7.30am to 6.00pm, with morning and afternoon sessions and is open throughout the year, excluding bank holidays. My role within the nursery is deputy assistant manager, I am also room leader in my base room, working with birth to two year olds. I work within a team of 13 early years practitioners. All staff follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which was adopted in 2008. The EYFS aim is to achieve the Every Child Matters five outcomes.
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Part Two
1. Leadership
In self-assessment A: Leadership and Change P.P.6 I rated myself a 2, 'a little'. I have been in my role as deputy assistant manager for only a few months. In my role I divided my time between my base room and the office when needed. I have weekly team meetings with the deputy manager to discuss work that needs to be done, any messages from parents and issues with staff that need to be dealt with and some admin work. Within my new role as deputy assistant manager, I have gained more responsibilities; my main roles are to make sure the rooms are well laid out, displays are kept updated with the correct information on them and any equipment that needs correctly labelling is done so. Also, if the staff have any issues they are encouraged to communicate to me about any concerns they may have. My role also involves me...