Project Description

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide for the health and well-being of children and maintain healthy, hygienic and safe practices and environments in a range of early childhood care and education (ECCE) settings.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Outline the requirements necessary to provide for the health and well-being of children in an ECCE setting as informed by national guidelines to include child protection
  • Describe the factors that contribute to the overall well-being of children
  • Outline the various nutritional needs of babies and young children
  • Identify requirements for the promotion of healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments for children
  • Describe a range of common childhood illnesses
  • Devise balanced menus for babies, toddlers and children
  • Perform appropriate personal care routines for babies and young children including the care of the child when unwell
  • Implement appropriate policies and procedures to include record keeping as required by legislation and good practice guidelines
  • Utilize a range of practice skills that support and promote the health and well-being of children
  • Apply knowledge of child development to support children to form secure and positive relationships with adults and children in the ECCE setting
  • Reflect on personal practice leading to an understanding of healthy, hygienic and safe environments for children.

Preferred Entry Level:  Relevant work/life experiences, QQI level 4 equivalent or Leaving Certificate.

Garda Vetting is required for this course.

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