‘It Is Important to Plan to Meet the Care and Learning Needs of All Children’

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Criteria 1 It is important for practitioners to identify children’s care and learning needs in a setting, there are many reasons for this. Firstly, is to promote development. Some children develop and learn faster than others and it is partly our responsibility to ensure all children’s needs are cared for no matter what stage of development they are at. We can do this by carrying out observations; these help us to identify the exact learning needs of children. They can show us clearly what stage of development each individual child is at, we would compare each child against milestones for that age and stage of development and then we can begin to plan to meet the learning needs of certain children who are not meeting milestones and also …show more content…

Such as, the child is getting a hearing aid soon. This is important for us as practitioners to be aware of so we can plan ahead and make adjustments in order to meet the child’s care needs more effectively, such as giving the child additional help and caring for their individual needs. Parents are a wealth of information and should be kept in close communication regarding their child’s needs. We should aim to meet parents’ wishes in the best way possible as they know what is best for their child and what care needs they may have.
The NI Children’s Order 1995 covers issues regarding parental responsibility and what information can or cannot be shared with parent’s dependant on its sensitivity. For example, if a parent shares information regarding their spouse who cannot have access to the child for legal reasons, we should meet their wishes and therefore this information must be shared with the appropriate people in order to ensure the child is not put in danger and there care needs are met. According to http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Preschooldevelopmentandlearning/NurseriesPlaygroupsReceptionClasses/DG_171007 the “Early Years Foundation Stage ensures:
 children learn through play
 providers work closely with parents
 you are kept up to date on your child’s progress
 the welfare, learning and all-round development of children with different backgrounds and levels of ability, including those


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