My daughter is studying for the cache diploma in childcare and education and has an assignment due in tomorrow. She's left some of it to the last minute and now isn't clear what to do and its too late to ask at college. The bit she's struggling with is 'describe initiatives which influence the provision of challenging environments for children'. Can anyone suggest any initiatives and where on the internet she could get some information? She was going to write about what happens in the foundation stage on her placement but we think she needs to refer to national initiatives, which is where shes stuck. She'd be very grateful for any help (so would I, I'd be 'helpful mum' rather than 'nagging mum'.) She has turned down 2 party invites this weekend to finish her assignment so I'm feeling like I want to support her. Its Unit 4, E6/C1 if anyone has done the diploma. ps She also has to write a care plan for a day's care for a one year and a 3 year old. Her only placement has been in a school where they don't have daily care plans. If there's anyone who has an example/pro forma of a care plan that would be useful too. At the moment she has written a timetable of activities, including lunchtime, and the aims of the activities, which she thinks will be ok, but maybe a care plan includes other things??