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   EYMP 4
Professional practice in early years settings 

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yellow star  The following is based on the EYMP 4 OCR unit content © OCR 2010 pdf

Outcome 1 expects you to .. Understand the scope and purposes of the early years sector

1.1 Explain how the range of early years settings reflects the scope and purpose of the sector

--- helpful forum thread
--- history of childcare provision in England
-- the current 2013 goverment has a focus on education and a controvertial approach 'school readiness'  core purpose of surestart
-- types of care provision - choosing childcare - Northern Ireland's early-years.org

Outcome 2 expects you to ..  Understand current policies and influences on the early years sector

2.1 Identify current policies, frameworks and influences on the early years

2.2 Explain the impact of current policies, frameworks and influences on the early years sector

2.3 Describe what is meant by evidence-based practice and give examples of how this has influenced work with children in their early years - definition on education.gov.uk

Current policies, frameworks and influences that are appropriate to the relevant UK Home Nation and may include:
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
current equalities legislation  - equality act 2010
current research
social and economic influences such as work patterns and financial constraints 

Outcome 3 expects you to ..  Understand how to support diversity, inclusion and participation in early years settings

3.1 Explain what is meant by

Helpful thread:
definitions for diversity, inclusion and participation

3.2 Explain the importance of anti-discriminatory /anti bias practice giving examples of how it is
applied in practice with children and carers
-- about anti-discriminatory practice on Barnet.gov.uk
-- helpful forum thread  

3.3 Explain how the active participation of children in decisions affecting their lives promotes the
achievement of positive outcomes - explanation for active participation on collins education

3.4 Demonstrate diversity, inclusion and participation in own work with children in their early years
-- consider how welcoming you are in daily practice, how understanding, able to give time to listen, are positive about the differences that diversity involves. Does the setting support these aims and enable its practitioners to engage with children, parents, colleagues in ways that promotes inclusion, diversity and participation.

Outcome 4 expects you to ..  Be able to review own practice in promoting diversity, inclusion and participation in early years settings

4.1 Explain the importance of reviewing own practice as part of being an effective practitioner

4.2 Undertake a reflective analysis of own practice

4.3 Develop strategies to deal with areas of difficulty and challenge encountered in professional
practice in early years settings - helpful thread
-- consider how you can develop ways that help you professionally challenge discrimination
-- responding and reporting ocassions of inappropriate, aggressive, oppressive behaviour
-- maganging the conflict involved with maintaining confidentiality and the need to share information that safeguard s and protects children.

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