If you love children and would like to pursue a career in the early education or care sector, this online baby and toddler care course is the perfect platform to work in this rewarding industry.
Introduction to Baby and Toddler Care is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required work with babies and toddlers, from birth to 22 months, to ensure children’s physical and emotional wellbeing.
On completion of this course, you will have the foundation knowledge to pursue further studies in early education and care or to provide quality care to babies and toddlers in a family daycare or similar setting.
Unit 1 - Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
Health and hygiene regulatory requirements
Health safety and wellbeing of children
The National Quality Framework (NQF)
Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations
National Quality Standards (NQS)
Policies and procedures
Discussion modelling and repetition techniques
Identify and respond to non-compliance practices
Seek and share information about children’s health
Confidentiality about children’s health needs
Risk management strategies
Medical management plans
Long term medical conditions (diabetes, epilepsy, asthma and anaphylaxis)
Medical requirements for medication administration
Responding to illness and injury
Encourage participation in physical activity
Participating with children
Planned and spontaneous physical activities
Discussions with children
Promoting enjoyable mealtimes
Healthy lifestyles and good nutrition
Support healthy eating at mealtimes
The importance of water
Food safety policies and procedures
Share information with families supporting a healthy lifestyle
Individualised sleep and rest practices
Restful play areas and activities
Respecting children’s privacy
Exchanging information with families
Regulatory requirements for supervising children
Communication methods with children
Adjusting supervision levels
Exchanging information about supervision
Checking safety of environment
Use store and label dangerous products
Ensure safe collection of children
Assist children to recognise and respond to potential hazards
Teach children personal appropriate protective actions
Promote sun safety
Check that toys and equipment are safe
Reacting promptly to illness, spills of bodily fluids
Informing parents and excluding sick children
Identify illness and prevent cross-contamination
Reporting illness infection or accident
Cleaning the service environment
Cleaning equipment and furnishings
Unit 2 - Nurture babies and toddlers
Provide consistent and positive care routines
Communicating to support learning and development
Attachment influences development
Cultural impacts on attachment
Recognising interactions and cues
Responding to interactions and cues
Methods to enhance relationship-building skills
Gathering information from the child’s home
Stress due to separation
Signs of stress due to separation
Responses to identified stress
Unexpected stress at separation
Engaging with children in the presence of family
Communication with families
Problems (issues and concerns)
Confirm sleep and rest arrangements
Preparing cots and mattresses
Monitor sleep and rest
Nappy changing procedures and handwashing
Positive nappy changing and toileting experiences
Establishing consistent toileting experiences
Learning to use the toilet
Positive and sensitive support
Regression learning to use the toilet
Promote positive mealtime environments
Attending to babies individual needs during meal times
Store, prepare, heat and serving food and drinks
Food safety standards
Cleaning feeding utensils and equipment
Creating a supportive breastfeeding environment
Provide safe areas and resources
Practicing gross motor skills
Supervising babies and toddlers appropriately
Exploration in development
Making the environment safe
Relaxed, clam and responsive environments
The National Quality Framework (NQF)
The National Quality Standard (NQS)
Two approved learning frameworks
Principles and practice
24 hours movement guidelines
Stages of development (babies and toddlers)
Estimated duration 30 Hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
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