Diploma in Child Day Care
During the course students will study a range of topics, which develop an understanding of the needs of children, organising activities and the regulatory and administrative functions of day care.
This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of Child Day Care. No prior knowledge is required
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support.
Successful students will receive an ASET Accredited Diploma in Child Day Care (Level 3).
Assessment takes the form of a series of tutor marked assignments.
There are no entry requirements.
The programme takes place over a timescale to suit the student. Once registered, tutor support is available for up to one year or until completion whichever is the soonest.
The programme is home or work-based enabling students to complete the course without having to attend scheduled college teaching sessions.
Throughout the course, students will receive tutor support by telephone and by post.
Unit 1: The Rights & Needs of Children
UN Convention on Children’s Rights
General Rights of Children
The Needs of Children
Unit 2: Minimum Standards of Early Childhood Development
Function of Minimum Standards
Outcomes for Children
Unit 3: OFSTED Guidelines
Regulations Relating to Child Care
Unit 4: Administrative Matters
Forms to be kept on children
Unit 5: Programmes & Activities
Different Age Group programmes
Areas of Development
Unit 6: Health Care
Medical History Forms
Responsibilities of Staff
First Aid boxes
Unit 7: Nutrition
General Guidelines for Planning menus
Feeding of Infants
Unit 8: Quality Assurance
Aims of Quality Assurance
The Quality Assurance Report
Unit 9: Baby Sitting Services
Baby sitting guidelines
Unit 10: Parental Inspections
What a parent expects to Find