This qualification encourages an understanding of the knowledge and the skills needed for working in a nursery, Early years or childcare environment. This qualification offers an engaging
For this course, the learner is required to be fluent in Eglish, reading, and writing. In addition in order to complete Unit 1, you will need to have access to childcare environment in order to observe children communicating, this will be done independently by the learner and not by London Bridge College.
Once you have successfully completed this course you will be able to work in an entry-level position in childcare or may have the opportunity to progress on to a BTEC Level 2 in Childcare to enhance your skills and knowledge.
How is this qualification assessed?
This qualification is assessed through internal assessment by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods (written assignments, practical tasks, portfolio of evidence, centre devised assessments etc).
Topic 1- Communication Skills With Children
This topic will introduce you to the key features of effective communication between adults and children and to a range of ways to communicate with children aged 0-5 years old, including verbal and non-verbal communication. The unit will help you to understand how children communicate with each other. You will learn about how you can interact and communicate with children, by giving attention to the child at an appropriate level for the child’s age. You will develop an understanding of the activities that encourage communication, why clear communication is important with children of all ages and how you can enable children to express themselves. There is an assignment to complete at the end of the unit, which consists of 4 tasks.
Topic 2- Keeping Children Safe
This topic will help you to find out about and plan safe environments for children. You will investigate ways to protect children from accidents and injury and explore the measures that need to be taken to ensure children are protected from infections. The unit also covers how to keep children safe if abuse is suspected.
Topic 3 – Valuing Children As Individuals
This topic will teach you the essentials of respecting children and treating them with equal concern when caring for children to ensure they feel valued and appreciated as individuals. In this
Topic 4 – Planning For The Phisical And Emotional Care Needs For Children
In this topic, you will investigate the physical and emotional care needs of young children and consider the effects on children’s health and development if their needs are not met. This topic will teach you the knowledge and understanding of how to plan to meet the physical and emotional care needs of young children. The importance of consulting with parents and children when planning to meet the care needs of children will also be explored.
Topic 5- Children Learning Through Everyday Experiences
Topic 6- Books, Stories, Poems and Rhymes for Children