Download PDF by Chris Dukes: A Practical Guide to Pre-school Inclusion (Hands on Guides)

By Chris Dukes

This primary publication within the fingers on publications sequence offers step by step guide on how one can make your pre-school environment inclusive, and offers plenty of priceless reproducible assets, checklists, and sensible actions. concerns coated contain: recommendation on inclusive environments, play and making plans to satisfy person wishes in zero – three and starting place level settings; assurance of present laws, comparable to the incapacity Discrimination Act (DDA) and what it potential for the pre-school practitioner; quick-reference fabrics, for making plans and auditing any early years environment; and a CD Rom with templates that may be personalized to fit you.

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QXD 3/10/06 6:38 pm Page 34 A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PRE-SCHOOL INCLUSION Clean and fresh The key to successful personal care for all children is that staff arrange for respectful privacy and ensure that children are treated with dignity and sensitivity. With many younger children now attending Pre-school settings most practitioners are familiar with nappy changing and toileting procedures. Staff should be expected to take ‘reasonable steps’ to support children who have extra toileting needs. It is against the sentiments of the DDA for any setting to refuse entry to a child who is not completely toilet trained.

Health Care Plans should be in place for children with identified medical needs. Advice can be obtained from health care professionals and they should be involved in the writing of any plan. Note: Medicine forms and Health Care Plans can be found in the DfES/Department of Health document listed in the ‘Further reading’ section at the end of the chapter. The sharing of information regarding a child’s health is an important first step in keeping children safe. QXD 3/10/06 6:38 pm Page 37 Ideas to try Safe and healthy Accident books should be kept up to date and available to all staff.

Mark glass doors with stickers to ensure visibility Check doors for ease of opening. Consider height, grip and security Handles and hand rails are more visible in a contrasting colour The gradient of any ramp must comply with building regulations A Practical Guide to Pre-school Inclusion. QXD 3/10/06 6:38 pm Page 26 A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PRE-SCHOOL INCLUSION Under your feet Flooring is one of the most basic areas of your setting to consider. At the very least it should be clean, safe and preferably non-slip when wet.

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