1.1 2.9 - "Early identification of
learning difficulties or
disabilities can be vital to a
child's learning and life chances."
1.1.1 A practitioner will be able to see if a child
has any learning difficulties or disabilities
as children have a progress check at the
age of 2.
1.2 1.3 - "Enjoying and
achieving: getting the
most out of life and
developing broad skills
1.2.1 This shows that children should
be able to enjoy themselves
while playing as well as
developing the skills that they
will need later on in life.
1.3 1.3 - "Making a positive
contribution: to the
community and to
society and not
engagin in anti-social
1.3.1 This shows that children should have a say to the community
and society however they should not use offending
2 United Nation Convention of
the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
2.1 "Article 31 - All Children have a right
to relax and play, and to join in a wide
range of activities."
2.1.1 This article shows that every child deserves the right to
play and join in all activities to help their development.
However, if the child didn't want to play they deserve the
right to relax.
2.2 "Article 3 - The convention applies to everyone
whatever their race, religion, abilities,
whatever they think or say and whatever type
of family they come from."
2.2.1 This article shows that no matter what race,
religion they follow, what the child says and thinks
or the type of family they come. each child still
have the right to play and join in with any of the
2.3 "Article 12 - Children have the right to
saywhat they think should happen,
when adults are making decisions that
affect them, and to have their opinions
taken into account"
2.3.1 This article shows that the child has a right
to have a say in what they want to do,
therefore adults should take their opinion
into consideration. For example. if the
child didn't want to join in with the activity
they have set up they should find
something else for the child to do or ask
what the child would want to play with.
3 Early Years Foundation
3.1 Section 1 (1.7) - "For children whose home
language is not English, providers must take
reasonable steps to provide opportunities for
children to develop and use their home
language in play and learning."
3.1.1 This shows that no matter what language the
child speaks, they still have the right to play.
Practitioners should help the child with their
English so it will help them as they get older.
However, still have the chance to use their home
language when playing as well as learning.
3.2 Section 1 (1.8) - "Each area or learning and
development must be implemented through
planned and purposeful play and through a mix
of adult-led and child-initiated actitvity. Play is
essential for children's development, building
their confidence as they learn to explore, to
think about problems, and to relate to others."
3.2.1 This shows that when children are playing
they should have a mixture of child-initiated play
as well as adult-led play to help them develop
the skills that they will need in the future.
3.3 Section 3 (3.58) - "Providers must
provide access to an outdoor play area
or, if that is not possible, ensure that
outdoor activities are planned and take
on a daily basis (unless circumstances
make this inappropriate, such as weather
3.3.1 This shows that children have the right to play
outdoors if they would like to and if it is safe to do so.