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Certificate of Baby and Toddler Care

$499.00$799.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

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.

The Certificate of Baby and Toddler Care is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required by educators to 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.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Ensure the health and safety of children

  • Children’s health needs
  • Confidentiality
  • Medical records
  • Administering medication
  • Health profiles
  • Medication forms
  • Medication storage
  • Sleep and rest practices
  • Quiet play areas
  • Privacy during toileting
  • Clothing requirements
  • Hygiene practices
  • Hand washing
  • Eating food
  • Nappies
  • Cleaning procedures
  • Wet areas
  • Furniture toys and equipment
  • Signs of illness and injury
  • Seeking medical assistance
  • Informing parents of illness
  • Informing parents of infectious diseases
  • Exclusion of sick children
  • Centre policies
  • Supervising children
  • Supervision plans
  • Playground supervision
  • Risk management
  • Safety checklists
  • Storage and labelling of dangerous products
  • Safe collection procedures
  • Stranger danger
  • Sun safety
  • Checking toys and equipment
  • Health and safety training
  • Managing allergies
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk management
  • Anaphylaxis action plan
  • Asthma management plan
  • Policies and legislative requirements
  • Administering medication
  • First aid

Unit 2 - Provide care for children

  • National Quality Standards (NQF)
  • Manage toileting accidents
  • Educational program and practice
  • Children’s health and safety
  • Physical environment
  • Staff arrangements
  • Relationships with children
  • Partnerships with families
  • Leadership and service management
  • The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
  • Principles and practice
  • Learning outcomes
  • Toilet training
  • Supervise eating and drinking
  • Meals/food for children
  • Beverages for children
  • Food allergies/intolerance
  • Food hygiene
  • Food preparation
  • Clothing requirements
  • Daily physical activities
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Appropriate materials and resources
  • Designing programs
  • Outdoor play
  • Encourage participation
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Hand washing
  • Bodily spills
  • Furniture toys and equipment
  • Eating food
  • Lighting and ventilation
  • Sun and shade protection
  • Organising indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Creating play
  • Learning through play
  • Continuous improvement
  • Preparing children for change
  • Developing routines
  • Minimise distress at drop off
  • Baby routines
  • Task achievement
  • Responding to children’s feelings
  • Identifying routines
  • Distressed babies and toddlers
  • Feeling cards
  • Behavioural rules
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Temper tantrums
  • Peer conflict
  • Settling new arrivals
  • Separation anxiety
  • Signs of distress
  • Daily reports to parents
  • Relaxed unhurried drop off time
  • Management processes

Unit 3 - Provide care for babies and toddlers

  • Safe sleep practices
  • SIDS
  • Clean bedding
  • Hygiene practices
  • The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
  • Principles and practice
  • Learning outcomes
  • Children’s rights
  • Positive nappy changing
  • Positive toileting experiences
  • Toilet training problems
  • Positive mealtime environments
  • Milk and milk-based drinks
  • Eating experiences
  • Nutrition
  • Food allergies/intolerances
  • Mealtimes routines
  • Feeding babies
  • Storage and heating of breast milk
  • Assisting breast feeding mothers
  • Preparing formula
  • Food safety
  • Healthy and safe environments
  • Daily family communication
  • Safe floor areas for babies
  • Outdoor supervision
  • Emergencies
  • Immunisation records
  • Developing relationships with babies
  • Personal care routines
  • Management processes
  • Repeating words, sounds and gestures
  • One-to-one interactions
  • Child initiated play
  • Educator-initiated play
  • Relaxed and physical contact
  • Bathing babies
  • Nappy rash
  • Exploratory behaviour
  • Signs of hunger, tiredness, pain and distress
  • Family relationships
  • Transition from home to care
  • Routines, foods and family events
  • Parental absence
  • Pain and loss
  • Family celebrations
  • Separation anxiety
  • Daily family communications

 Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

 

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