Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 1.2: Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
Learning outcome: Understand inclusive practice in relation to the use of provision for children’s exercise
Assessment criteria: Evaluate a local indoor provision in relation to inclusive practice
To effectively evaluate your setting’s indoor provision in relation to inclusive practice, you will need to understand what inclusive practice is and identify what is good and not so good about the setting. For areas that may need improvements, you may offer recommendations about what could be done to make them better.
Inclusive practice means all children being able to participate in activities and being encouraged to do so. When looking at a local indoor provision, it is important to consider whether there are any barriers to children’s participation and how they can be overcome.
Physical barriers could include a lack of accessibility for wheelchair users or those with other mobility impairments (e.g. do the tables allow children in wheelchairs to get close enough to use them?)
Social barriers could include children being excluded by their peers, and financial barriers could include parents and carers that may not be able to afford the costs of outings and other activities.
Emotional barriers could include a child feeling shy or anxious in a new environment.
It is essential that all children feel welcome and included in any indoor provision and that any barriers to participation are removed as much as possible. By considering these factors, we can ensure that all children can participate and enjoy the early years setting.