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Providing A Safe Sleep Environment

Post by rebecca_chat » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:50 pm

1. Explain how you would create a relaxing ,comforting and safe sleep environment that would encourage children(aged less than 5 years)to sleep or rest.
--feel relaxed safe secure
--dimming lights
--supporting the use of comforters(dummy blanket)
--play soft music
--Children’s rest environment are free cigarette or tobacco smoke

2. Describe how you would accommodate children’s bedding preferences, individual sleep rituals and specific needs. How would you ensure all staff, including relief stuff, are aware of this information?
Give bottle-fed children their bottles before going to bed. Children will not be put in cots or in beds with bottles as per the Dental health policy.
•Ensure that cot rooms and sleep rooms must have operational baby monitors on at all times.
•Observe children at 10-15 minute intervals while they sleep in these rooms. Educators must go into the rooms and physically see babies breathing. The educator will then officially record this.
•Ensure that cot mattresses are clean, firm and the correct size for the cot frame.
•Make up cots to comply with SIDS safe sleeping guidelines. Babies will be placed on their backs to sleep, but they will be able to find their own sleeping position. No loose bedding is to be available to the child. Bed linens will be firmly tucked under the mattress to reduce the risk of a child covering their face. Put the baby’s feet at the bottom of the cot so the baby cannot slip down under the covers. Tuck the baby in securely so bed linen is not loose. No doonas, duvets, pillows or cot bumpers will be placed in cots.
Encourage the use of sleeping bags for babies. If they have fitted neck and armholes there is no risk for the child’s face being covered.
•Securely lock cots sides into place to ensure children’s safety.
•Turn off wall-mounted heaters before children use the room for sleeping. Cot rooms will be air conditioned and maintained at an appropriate temperature.
•Be aware of manual handling practices when lifting babies in and out of cots.
Participate in staff development about safe sleepingpractices. The education and care service will accessthe SIDS & Kids resource kit and provide informationto families on safe sleeping practices.


•Consult with families about children’s sleep and restneeds. Educators will be sensitive to each child’sneeds so that sleep and rest times are a positiveexperience.
•Ensure that beds/mattresses are clean and in goodrepair. Beds and mattresses will be wiped overwith warm water and neutral detergent or vinegarbetween each use.
•Ensure that bed linen is clean and in good repair.Bed linen is for use by an individual child and will bewashed before use by another child.
•Arrange children’s beds and cots to allow easyaccess for children and staff.
•Create a relaxing atmosphere for resting children byplaying relaxation music, reading stories, culturalreflection, turning off lights and ensuring childrenare comfortably clothed. The environment should betranquil and calm for both educators and children.Educators will sit near resting children and supportthem by encouraging them to relax and listen tomusic or stories.
•Remember that children do not need to be “patted”to sleep. By providing a quiet, tranquil environment,children will choose to sleep if their body needs it.
•Encourage children to rest their bodies and minds for20-30 minutes. If children are awake after this time,they will be provided quiet activities for the durationof rest time.
•Maintain adequate supervision and maintaineducator ratios throughout the rest period.
•Assess each child’s circumstances and currenthealth to determine whether higher supervision levelsand checks may be required.
•Communicate with families about their child’ssleeping or rest times and the service policyregarding sleep and rest times.
•Respect family preferences regarding sleep and restand consider these daily while ensuring children feelsafe and secure in the environment. Conversationswith families may be necessary to remind familiesthat children will neither be forced to sleep norprevented from sleeping. Sleep and rest patterns willbe recorded daily for families.
•Encourage children to dress appropriately for theroom temperature when resting or sleeping. Lighterclothing is preferable, with children encouraged toremove shoes, jumpers, jackets and bulky clothing.The room temperature will be considered to ensuremaximum comfort for the children.


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Re: Providing A Safe Sleep Environment

Post by Lorina » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:07 am

Explain how you would create a relaxing ,comforting and safe sleep environment that would encourage children(aged less than 5 years)to sleep or rest


Yes, you're on the right track with your response. You could also include:

- it should be in a quiet area away from noise (if possible).
- ideal temperature for sleeping room should be between 16 to 20 degrees
- curtains, blinds should be closed

You can also include the following in this response:
Create a relaxing atmosphere for resting children byplaying relaxation music, reading stories, culturalreflection, turning off lights and ensuring childrenare comfortably clothed. The environment should betranquil and calm for both educators and children.Educators will sit near resting children and supportthem by encouraging them to relax and listen tomusic or stories


The rest of your responses are good! :thumbup:

:geek:,
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Re: Providing A Safe Sleep Environment

Post by rebecca_chat » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:45 am

thank you so much Lorina

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Re: Providing A Safe Sleep Environment

Post by australia » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:29 pm

Case Study 1: Sleep and Rest
All children have individual sleep and rest requirements. Children need a comfortable relaxing environment to enable their bodies to rest. This environment must be safe and well supervised to ensure children are safe, healthy and secure in their environment.

Scenario 1:
You are working as an early childhood educator in Sparkling Stars Childcare Centre. You are in charge of taking care of the following two children:

Tim:
Tim is 3 years old. He likes to sleep with his favourite blanket that his mum packs for him when he goes to the centre. His mum has informed you that Tim gets very agitated throughout the day when he does not get his afternoon nap, and prefers that the centre ensures he gets his nap before she picks him up in the afternoon.
Tim does not like to eat vegetables. However, his mum is very particular about his diet:
- A portion of vegetables in every meal (he is not allowed to have desert unless he finishes all his vegetables)
- He can only have desert after lunch provided he finishes all his vegetables.
- He is not allowed to have sweets between 1PM to 2PM and past 5PM
- He is lactose intolerant and very sensitive with other milk-based products
He is a very active and playful kid. He loves playing physical games with other kids such as tag, hide and seek, catch, etc. He gets easily bored with activities like storytelling, craft making and any other activities that do not involve physical play.






Kevin:
Kevin is 2 years old and is still used to sleeping in a cot. He just started going to the centre and is still afraid to be left in the centre without his mum. Hearing his mum’s voice calms him down and helps him go to sleep. So his mum provided the centre with a recording of herself reading bedtime stories to play for Kevin when he is having difficulty sleeping.
Aside from him being very shy around other kids and new people, Kevin is very easy to take care of. He follows his diet without any problem and does not require a lot of attention when he is awake. He likes to keep to himself watching educational programs for children while holding his favourite stuffed toy. He is still being potty trained, but he knows how to call an adult he is familiar with when he needs to go to the toilet. When no one familiar is around when he needs to go to the toilet, he soils himself and becomes very embarrassed and wouldn’t let anyone but his mum clean him up.

Your task: Ensure sleep and rest practices are consistent with approved standards and meet the children’s individual needs by creating a checklist that you can use for the children described above. Use the safe sleep and rest time guidelines provided in the link below as your reference:
Sleep and Rest Time Guidelines
Use the template provided in the link below to create your checklist:
Sleep and Rest Checklist

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Re: Providing A Safe Sleep Environment

Post by australia » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:38 pm

does anybody help me with my ass?
Scenario:
Tim would not go to sleep during nap time one afternoon and kept pestering the other children in the centre to play with him. You explained to Tim not to bother the other children because they are trying to take a nap. After talking to him and explaining how taking a nap would help him feel stronger and better after he wakes up, Tim still insists on not going to bed and playing instead.
Your Task: Provide three (3) options for appropriate quiet play activities for Tim by creating a plan that outlines the steps you need to take as well as the resources you will require to implement the plan. Fill out the table below to create your plan with :
1. quiet play activity
2. description of the activity
3. resources required for the activity

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Re: Providing A Safe Sleep Environment

Post by Faria » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:12 pm

hi did you got the answer plz let me know
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Re: Providing A Safe Sleep Environment

Post by chami » Sat May 29, 2021 12:16 pm

My answer,
Teddy Bears Picnic - picnic rug, toy tea set, and Kim’s favorite soft toy friends
puzzles - puzzles
Drawing - Paper, pencils, and clipboard

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