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Health and Self Care

We encourage children to become independant in their own hygiene and self care by providing opportunities too:


•Feed self competently with spoon.
• Drink well without spilling.
• Clearly communicates their need for potty or toilet.
• Begin to recognise danger and seeks support of significant adults for help.
• Help with clothing, e.g. puts on hat, unzips zipper on jacket, takes off unbuttoned shirt.
• Begin to be independent in self-care, but still often needs adult support.

• Tell adults when hungry or tired or when they want to rest or play.
• Observe the effects of activity on their bodies.
• Understand that equipment and tools have to be used safely.
• Gain more bowel and bladder control and can attend to toileting needs most of the time themselves.
• Manage washing and drying hands.
• Dress with help, e.g. puts arms into open-fronted coat or shirt when held up, pulls up own trousers, and pulls up zipper
once it is fastened at the bottom.

• Eat a healthy range of foodstuffs and understands need for variety in food.
• Be dry and clean during the day.
• Show some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health.
• Show understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges, and considers and manages some risks.
• Show understanding of how to transport and store equipment safely.
• Practices some appropriate safety measures without direct supervision.

Early Learning Goal:
Children know the importance for good health of physical
exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep
healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene
and personal needs successfully, including dressing and
going to the toilet independently.