NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Course Content – NCFE CACHE Syllabus

Unit 1 – Roles and Responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner (EYP)

  1. Responsibilities, boundaries, skills and behaviours of the EYP
  2. Policies and procedures within the early years setting
  3. Effective communication within the early years setting
  4. Professional development and reflective practice

Unit 2 – Health and Safety of Babies and Young Children in the Early Years

  • Legislation and Legal Requirements for Health and Safety
  • Possible incidents and actions to take
  • Recording accidents, incidents and emergencies
  • Lines of reporting
  • Common childhood illnesses

Unit 3 – Equality, Diversity and Inclusive Practice in the Early Years Settings

  • Diversity
  • Equality
  • Inclusion
  • The impacts and effects of discrimination
  • Legislation and codes of practice

Unit 4 – Safeguarding, Protection and Welfare of Babies and Young Children

  • Types of abuse and neglect
  • Safeguarding legislation, policies and codes of practice
  • Policies and procedures
  • Whistleblowing

Unit 5 – How to Support Children’s Development

  • Child development from birth to seven years
  • Influences on the expected pattern of development
  • Attachments and Key Person Approaches
  • The Phases of Attachment
  • The ‘Strange Situation’ study
  • The Key Person’s role
  • Relationships with parents
  • Transitions in the Early Years
  • Supporting children during transition and significant life events

Unit 6 – Support Care Routines for Babies and Young Children

  • Rest and sleep needs
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Immunisation schedule
  • Care routines

Unit 7 – Supporting the Planning and Delivery of Activities, Purposeful Play Opportunities and Educational Programmes

  • Play and child development
  • The necessity of play in development
  • The benefits of different types of play
  • Child-initiated and adult-led play
  • Observation, assessment and planning

Unit 8 – Promoting Play in Early Years Settings

  • Assignment

Unit 9 – Supporting Wellbeing of Babies and Young Children for Healthy Lifestyles

  • Initiatives that support healthy eating and nutrition
  • Planning a weaning programme
  • Effects of poor diet on babies and children
  • Special dietary requirements

Unit 10 – Supporting Babies and Young Children to be Physically Active

  • The benefits of exercise and physical activity
  • National initiatives to promote physical activity
  • Working in partnership with parents and caregivers

Unit 11 – Supporting the Needs of Babies and Young Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability

  • Biological and environmental factors
  • Planning for the inclusion of a child with additional needs
  • Attachments and Key Person Approaches
  • Transitions in the Early Years
  • Effects of transitions
  • Working with others to meet additional needs

Unit 12 – Promoting Positive Behaviour in Early Years Settings

  • Procedures
  • Being a good role model
  • A good behaviour policy
  • Setting boundaries

Unit 13 – Partnership Working in the Early Years

  • Working with parents / carers
  • Working with colleagues
  • Working with other professionals
  • Legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Confidentiality
  • The Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR
  • Reporting lines
  • Encouraging parents to take an active role

Unit 14 – Supporting the Needs of the Child in Preparing for School

  • Communication skills
  • Self-confidence
  • Independence
  • Cooperation
  • Managing feelings and behaviour
  • Being adaptable to change
  • Factors affecting children’s readiness for school
  • How an Early Year’s Practitioner supports children to prepare for school
  • Personal, social, and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and language
  • Areas of learning and development
  • Assessment strategies
  • The current frameworks assessment process in supporting children’s preparation for school
  • Systematic synthetic phonics in teaching reading
  • Strategies for developing emergent literacy
  • Developing emergent mathematical skills

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