Start a career working with children or enhance your existing skills with this exciting entry level childcare course. Play an important role in the lives of young children and their families. Don't delay and get started straight away - Working with Children 101.
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This entry level Certificate is perfect for you if you want to make a big impact in the lives of little people and their families. You will learn everything you need to know as a foundation for this industry including how to provide care for babies and toddlers and the best way to provide experiences to support children's play and learning.
The best part? You’re the boss of when you study. It means that you’ll be able to study at your own pace, while learning the skills you’ll need to work with children in pre-school care and out of school hours care (OHSC).
Please check with your state department for the relevant "checks/permissions" that may be required to gain employment in this industry (I.E In QLD: If you wish to work with children in Queensland you must first have the appropriate blue card).
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Delivered 100% online, no classroom required
Instant access (simply enrol online, anytime)
Assessments are short answer and multiple choice
Fast turnaround on marking (within 1 business day)
One on one tutor support
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Ensure The Health And Safety Of Children
Provide Care For Children
Provide Care For Babies And Toddlers
Provide Experiences To Support Children's Play And Learning
Establish and Maintain A Safe & Healthy Environment For Children
Maintain Work Health & Safety
Participate In Workplace Health & Safety
Work Effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People
* Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
Promote safe sleep
Reach agreement with families on how sleep and rest should occur.
Sleep accounts for a large part of an infant’s life. It is necessary for effective functioning, growth anddevelopment. A significant amount of the time infants spend in early childhood is likely to involve sleeping or preparing for sleep. While sleep patterns and the processes for putting infants to sleep will differ between families, and more broadly across cultures, it is important to provide a consistent approach for the child.
Having children adjust to a different sleep routine in an early childhood setting may prove difficult for somechildren, therefore it is important to work with the parent and try to keep the child’s sleep routine as normalas possible with little disruptions. Over-tiredness, or an environment where sleep patterns are different from those at home, can lead to irritability. It is important that there are clear communication between educatorsand families to ensure the infant’s routine remains as similar as possible. This provides consistency for theinfant.
Check cots, bedding and equipment meet approved standards
Daily checks in an early childhood setting should be carried out. Infant cots should be checked, clean bedding applied and the cot area clear from clutter. Equipment should also be checked for faults and any breakage.
Use a cot that meets current Australian safety standards
Use a firm and well-fitting mattress
Four sides for safety
Things to remember
The sides of the cot must be pulled up to correct height to ensure the baby does not fall out. Cot sides may be used as a climbing devise for older babies and if toys are in the cot babies can use these to climb on and extend their height.
The law states that all cots sold in Australia must comply with the Australian Standard (AS/NZS 2172-2010). These standards relate to the distance between the mattress and the lowest side of cots, for falls prevention; the minimum and maximum gap sizes, to prevent entrapment; and the maximum height protrusions to prevent strangulation.
Place the cot away from windows that have cord or blind strings close by. These strings may pose a strangulation hazard if your baby can access them from the cot.
Do not place pillows, bumpers, comforters or sheepskins in the cot, especially when you place your baby in the cot.
Make sure cot release mechanisms are secured by child safety latches.Baby bedding hygiene.
New babies require extra care taken with hygiene and health practices. Babies need extra care and extreme cleanliness to ensure their safety. Babies should be placed in a cot that is free of direct sunlight, moisture and is clean and dry. The area should be sterilized regularly and a smoke free zone.
* Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer