Understand How to Set Up a Home Based Childcare Service

Task A - The importance of play.The importance of play and learning.
Through play children practice and consolidate their learning, they experiment, take risks, solve problems and make decisions individually in small and large groups.  
A curriculum for children should be appropriate to their stage of development, and should move on to the next stage of their learning when they are develop-mentally ready and at their own pace.  
Indoor and outdoor environments that are exciting, stimulating and safe promote children's development.  
I have enclosed a table that shows some play experiences that could support each area of development, for each age group.  

As required from the National Minimum Standards.
Opportunities for play learning states,  
Children have a range of experiences - including freely chosen, unstructured and self-directed play- that contribute to their emotional, physical, social, intellectual, language and creative development.
The registered person is responsible for ensuring that:  
7.1 The child's individual needs are met and their welfare is promoted by planning and providing play opportunities and activities to promote emotional, physical, social, creative, linguistic and intellectual development.  

Age Physical Intellectual Social Emotional

Playing with

Independent play, cars, blocks, teddies
Reflexes, pop up and posting toys Notice objects such as mobiles, with rattles around them.

Playing on sit and ride toys Pretend play, singing to ted-dies etc.
Talking, singing, dancing Playing alongside other children, play dough,

Kick and control a ball, skipping. Painting, drawing pictures, dressing up Pretend play that models adult life. Dressing up. Taking turns, playing with Lego etc.

Children learn through first hand experimental activities this allows children to develop an understanding of themselves and the world around them  
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