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A Unique Child: Keeping Safe: Being Safe and Protected, Discovering Boundaries, Making Choices

Published: October 2014

  • Guidance on best practice and EYFS statutory requirements

  • Focus on each strand of the 'A Unique Child' theme for Keeping Safe

  • Practitioners' checklists and points for reflection

  • Real case studies

Taking the 'A Unique Child' theme at the heart of learning, this is an essential title for all practitioners and childminders who want further guidance and in-depth understanding on the principles and commitments that accompany babies' and children's developmental journey throughout the EYFS.

Every child is a unique child and '... a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured'. It is therefore crucial that practitioners encourage and support each child to thrive in every area of development at their own pace and in their own individual ways.

This guide for managers and early years practitioners is designed to assist settings with the sensitive issues around protecting children from harm, as well as environmental considerations. It will explore ways for practitioners and carers to ensure they keep children safe and protected, recognising that babies and children are vulnerable as they have little sense of danger and only learn to assess risks with help from adults.

With contributions from registered settings on ways in which they keep children safe, this book will help you deliver on the Welfare Requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The book covers the third commitment of the Unique Child theme and has a focus on:

  • Being safe and protected

  • Discovering boundaries

  • Making choices.

About the author

Liz Wilcock is an early years educational consultant and educational writer specialising in training early years practitioners to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage. She has been advising settings on the delivery of the Framework since 2008. She lives in Berkshire.

ISBN: 9781909280694