Explain what is meant by environment

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 3.4: Contribute to enabling play environments
Learning outcome: 1 Understand the play environment
Assessment criteria: 1.1 Explain what is meant by environment

  • The Mirriam-Webster dictionary defines an environment as ‘the conditions that surround someone or something : the conditions and influences that affect the growth, health, progress, etc.
  • In the context of early years settings, the environment refers to the spaces in which children are able to learn and play

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