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Running head: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN TEACHINGPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN TEACHINGName of the Student:Name of the University:Author note:
1PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN TEACHINGIntroductionEarly childhood education is a broad term that is used to signify any form of educationalor learning program that aims to serve children during the foundation level of their lives. Earlychildhood education comprises of several number of activities and knowledge that have beenoutlined to support in the cognitive as well as social growth and development of kindergartengoers before they begin their elementary education(Long 2013). The paper will intend to focuson the specific discipline that is early years of practitioners and further examines the waysEarlyYears of Education Stage (EYFS)andOffice for Standards in Education, Children’s Servicesand Skill(Ofsted), the most popular regulatory bodies of early education, seek to maintain itsprofessional standards. The paper further evaluates the functioning of the EYFS and the way itensures its practices in order to maintain across the profession standards. In addition to this, theassignment will identify the strengths and weakness of this organization, which facilitates insafeguarding the vulnerable children. The paper will further elaborate the professional standardsof EYFS and give a relevant explanation of the ways it maintains its standards to bringimprovements to its operations.DiscussionThe role of Early childhood educators have gained immense recognition as one of themost effective means of enhancing the value of life for children as well as their families and thesociety as a whole. Early childhood educators support teaching by offering activities andmaterials that young learners find engaging and further facilitate the children to recognize theirown queries despite of elderly assistance. As teachers play a significant role in nurturing theintellectual as well as social and psychological development of children during their influential
2PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN TEACHINGstages, the early childhood educators thus play a chief role in determining the future prospects ofchildren from their foundation level. TheEYFShas established the standards for the learning,growth and care of children from birth until the age of 5 years. All educational organizations thatdeals with children and registered with Ofsted early years children education providers adheretheEYFS framework, that involve childminders, kindergarten, nurseries as well as schoolreception courses (Gov.uk 2018). The EYFS however applies to schools along with early yearssuppliers in England. THE EYFS focuses on specific areas of learning namely, communication,linguistic, physical surroundings, literacy, analytics, comprehending the society, communicativeart and design.Ofsted has firm belief in elevating the standards of children in order to improve their lives. Theorganization had its establishment initially in 1992, as the regulatory office for standards inEducation(Gov.uk 2018). This organization is known as an autonomous, non-ministerialadministrative department that reports directly to the Parliament. The organization however isaccounted for examining and regulating education as well as induction for children and youngpeople. - (Ouston, Earley and Fidler 2017). The organization operates the inspection on severalschools, early teaching education as well as skills training. It has immense contribution on theservices of children in local regions and further examines services for child protection andchildcare.The EYFS frameworkaids an integrated approach to foundation level learning andconcern. It further provides all professionals a well-established set of shared principles,ideologies and commitments in order to deliver valued early education as well as childcareknowledge to all children.
3PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN TEACHINGEYFS’s frameworkhas been considered as mandatory for all early education providers inEngland functioning from 3rdApril, 2017 has maintained schools, non-maintained schools ,independent education institutes along with all provider on EY catalogue with an early yearschildminder institutes (Gov.uk 2018). Ofsted along with other inspectorates of self-governingschools have regarded to the EYFS in operating investigations and report on the assessment andstandards of provision. Ofsted further publishes the inspection reports at the official website ofEYFS. Ofsted has been executing its regulation in order to accomplish the excellence and meritin the domain of early education and teaching for the children and further improving their levelsof standards and their lives. EYFS follows a properly structured framework, which is valid for allits inspectors who perform the investigations in the early years of education and social care.Ofsted provides certain appropriatecode of conductwhereby the inspectors with the highestspecialized standards and follow a properly structured code of behaviour with whom theyencounter during their operations(Young 2017).The officials will examine in a neutral manner, with utmost impartiality and exhibit thevalues and ideals followed by Ofsted.Proclaim all actual as well as alleged disagreement of interests and does not possess anygenuine or perceived relationship with the resource that could destabilize the aims andobjectivities of the organization(Goepel 2014).The inspectors report their inspection with utmost honesty and transparency withcourtesy, dignity as well as understanding.TheCare of Standards Act 2000has been successfully reassigned for the regulation as wellas assessment of provision for exercising childcare and development from the localizedauthorities headed for Ofsted(Page 2013). The responsibility in order to create a nationalized