Child Development

Curriculum Intent Statement:

The Child Care curriculum aims to extend student’s knowledge of the care and developmental needs of children aged 0-18 years. This includes the needs of parents and the role of professionals in supporting them. By understanding the needs of others and different experiences students should develop in empathy and understanding. Students will extend their research skills and their ability to reference and select information. Placement experience in Sixth Form will help them to apply their knowledge when observing and assessing the skills of a child. This will allow students to achieve Early Years Educator Status, allowing them to become a competent practitioner.

What is Child Development

The course is for students  who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in child development. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in Child Care, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology and Biology.

Key Stage 4:

Unit R057: Health and Well-being for child development — Examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Topic 1 : Pre—conception health and reproduction
Topic 2 : Antenatal care and preparation for birth
Topic 3 : Postnatal checs, postnatal care and conditions for development
Topic 4 : Childhood illnesses and a child safe enviroment

Unit R058: Create a safe environment and understand the nutritional needs of children from birth to five years — NEA

 - Childhood accidents
 - Equipment for babies and children
 - Nutritional guidelines for children
 - Investigate feeding solutions

Unit R059: Understand the development of a child from birth to five 1,I'ears - HEA

 - Physical, intellectual and social development
 - Benefits of play
 - Plan and carry out play activities with an individual child aged 1-5 years.

Written examination: 40%
Non Examined Assessment: The remaining 60% consists of two centre assessed tasks

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