Child Day Care
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Child Day Care Programme
Programme level 3
Duration of learning programme 14 weeks x 10 hours
Total number of learning hours per programme 140 *

* Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1

The Rights & Needs of Children

2

Minimum Standards of early childhood Development

3

OFSTED Guidelines

4

Administrative Matters

5

Programmes & Activities

6

Health Care

7

Nutrition

8 Quality Assurance
9

Baby Sitting Services

10 Parental Inspections
 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 The Rights & Needs of Children.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Develop and define a concept of the Basic Rights of a Child.

LO2 Analyse the Basic Needs of a Child.
 

Module 2 Minimum Standards of Early Development.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Demonstrate and apply a knowledge of minimum standards for Early Childhood Development (ECD) to the design of a child care facility.

 
Module 3 OFSTED Guidelines
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1

Analyse OFSTED requirements to identify problem areas.

LO2

Apply OFSTED criteria to devise a check list of minimum requirements for becoming a registered child day care centre.

LO3

Develop a ground plan of a potential child day care centre.

 

Module 4 Administrative Matters.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Devise forms to enable and organise the administration of a child day care centre with due regard to legal requirements.

 

Module 5 Programmes and Activities.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore how the rights and needs of children influence the design of a weekly programme for a child day centre.

 

Module 6 Health Care.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Investigate and evaluate First Aid courses in the area.

LO2

Raise awareness of First Aid procedures and practice in the organisation.

 

Module 7 Nutrition.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Devise a sample weekly menu to demonstrate an understanding of the nutritional requirements of pre-school children.

 

Module 8 Quality Assurance.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Develop checklists to monitor health and safety aspects of child care.

 

Module 9 Baby Sitting Services.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Demonstrate a knowledge of the checking procedures necessary in order to ensure that babysitters are safe to work with children.

 

Module 10 & 11 Parental Inspections.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Summarise the requirements of a parent or guardian placing a child in day care.

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