Madras College

Early Education and Childcare - National 5

The course is made up of 4 units: 

Child Development – we discuss and evaluate the areas of child development and learn what skills a child will need help at building.

Play in Early Education and Childcare – we investigate the different areas of play and what activities support a child’s development.

Working in Early Education and Childcare – we work as part of a team to research the different areas of childcare and the roles with the placements.

Care of Children – we investigate what a child needs to grow and how to provide a safe and nurturing environment.

 

Course Assessment

Component

Assessment Criteria

Deadline

Child Development

Teacher Assessed – pupil folio and question paper

End of Unit Assessment

November

Play in Early Education and Childcare

Teacher Assessed

 pupil folio

End of Unit Assessment

October

Working in Early Education and Childcare

Teacher Assessed

  pupil folio

End of Unit Assessment

March

Care of Children

 

Teacher Assessed

 Pupil folio

End of Unit Assessment

February

 

Required Knowledge

 

Child Development

OUTCOMES

1 Explain the principles of child development from birth to 16 years.

2 Investigate the ways in which the health needs of children from birth to 16 years can be

   met by adults.

3 Investigate health factors that may affect child development from birth to 16 years.

 

Play in Early Education and Childcare

OUTCOMES

1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the benefits of play experiences for   

children aged 0–12 years.

2 Plan play experiences for children aged 0–12 years.

3 In a real or simulated context, implement planned play experiences for children aged 0–

   12 years.

4 Evaluate planned play experiences for children aged 0–12 years.

 

Working in Early Education and Childcare

OUTCOMES

1 Contribute to a group investigation into provision in the early education and childcare sector.

2 Evaluate the skills, qualities and attitudes required to work in the early education and childcare sector.

3 Investigate and plan career options in the early education and childcare sector.

 

Care of Children

OUTCOMES

1 Investigate ways in which the needs of children can be met.

2 Plan and carry out demonstration of practical caring skills that would support the needs of children.

3 Review the planned demonstration of practical caring skills that would support the needs of children.

 

Support Pages:

http://www.elcresource.co.uk/ - gives information/ advice on what an excellent environment for a child should look like. The videos on the page allows a personal insight to a childcare setting.

 

http://www.early-education.org.uk/publications-resources - great resources and advice for research for assignments.

 

http://education.gov.scot/education-scotland/scottish-education-system/early-learning-and-childcare-elc/ - examples of key documents and information around Scottish Education.

 

Study Tips:

 

  • Keep to set deadlines for both Practical and written work in class.

 

  • Hand in any homework given on time.

 

  • Attend After School Catch-up if you have fallen behind.

 

  • YouTube have good examples of educational setting and the support they give to children and parents.