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
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.