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KEEP Key Elements of Effective Practice


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SKU: SCKEEP Category:


Learners will explore how this document was written and the research that underpins it. They will identify and define the main points of the document and how it relates to the EYFS Statutory Framework. Learners will then look at how the KEEP document might relate to their practice and how practitioners might use it to reflect on the practice in their setting. This course is appropriate for childcare practitioners working in a range of settings.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learners will learn about the 6 Key Elements of Effective Practice
  • Learners will learn the importance of reflecting on their practice
  • Learners will learn that it is important all staff really appreciate that developing their knowledge, skills, and understanding is an essential part of their learning journey

Advantages of this course:

  • This course looks at the ‘Key Elements of Effective Practice’ (KEEP), which was published by the DfES in 2005 and still has a influence on childcare practice today. This document, which looked at the impact of practitioners on effective practice in early years, found that through initial and on-going training and development, practitioners need to develop, demonstrate and continuously improve their:
  1. Relationships with both children and adults
  2. Understanding of the individual and diverse ways that children develop and learn
  3. Knowledge and understanding in order to actively support and extend children’s learning in and across all areas and aspects of learning
  4. Practice in meeting all children’s needs, learning styles and interests
  5. Work with parents, carers and the wider community
  6. Work with other professionals within and beyond the setting
  7. The course also looks at other studies into early years provision, which are also useful resources to help practitioners reflect on and develop their practice
  8. Additional activities encourage the learner to reflect on the learning
  9. There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge

This course is endorsed by Cache.