Briefly define what is meant by physical needs, including exercise and rest, diet, health and safety

| February 11, 2014

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Define physical needs (10)
• Briefly define what is meant by physical needs, including exercise and rest, diet, health and safety
• Identify the specific physical needs of a three year old.
Give a full explanation of the steps carers should ideally take to fulfil these physical needs. (20)
– Consider for example, how you could provide for gross and fine motor skills. Also think about safety issues (such as appropriate clothing for specific weather conditions), access to fresh air and ventilation in classrooms, opportunities for rest, etc.
– Give practical examples of what a setting would do to ensure the child’s well being as an essential pre-requisite to effective learning.
Define psychological needs – focus on emotional and social needs. (10)
• Briefly define what is meant by psychological needs, focus on emotional and social needs. Your definition should briefly consider the needs for survival, participation and belonging.
• Identify the specific psychological needs of a three year old.
Give a full explanation of the steps carers should ideally take to ensure the child’s emotional and social well-being. (20)
– Explain how the three year old’s emotional and social needs can be met. Here you should be looking at consistency, predictability and availability of care.
– Explain how the children’s well-being and sense of belonging are promoted.
– Focus on settling in procedures and transitions, availability of a key person and liaison with parents.
– Give examples of how in practice you could make a three year old comfortable, settled, at ease and ready to actively participate in the daily life of a child care setting.
Remember to consider the child-care and health issues that need to be met by the setting. (15)
– Make reference to current legislation relating to children’s health and safety (base this on the legislation you are familiar with) and relate this to policies in the care setting with regard to ensuring the overall wellbeing of the child.
– In the UK we are guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (DfE 2012) requirements.
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Explain what constitutes the physical and psychological needs of a three year old child. Explain how these needs can ideally be met in a childcare setting.

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