Children's Care and Development
Head of Department Overview Video - Child Development
Syllabus - OCR L1/L2 National
Child Developement - Child Development Syllabus
Child Development will encourage students to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Child Development to include health and well-being, creating a safe environment, the nutritional needs of children from birth to five years, and the development of children from one to five years.
Unit R057 - Health and well-being for child development: This is assessed by a 1 hour and 15 minute exam. In this unit you will learn about the importance of pre-conception health and reproduction, antenatal care and preparation for birth. You’ll also learn about postnatal care and the conditions in which a child can thrive.
Unit R058 - Create a safe environment and understand the nutritional needs of children from birth to five years: This is assessed by a set assignment that is centre assessed and OCR moderated. In this unit you will learn how to create a safe environment for children from birth to five years in childcare settings. You’ll research and choose equipment that is suitable and safe for use and will learn about children’s nutrition and dietary needs.
Unit R059 - Understand the development of a child from one to five years: This is assessed by a set assignment that is centre assessed and OCR moderated. In this unit you will learn the physical, intellectual and social developmental norms for children from one to five years. You’ll understand the importance of creating plans and providing different play activities to support children in their development.