This unit is part of the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:
As a child carer, you will need to support physical care routines for children. This includes helping with personal hygiene, toileting and nappy changing. It also includes supporting children with physical needs, such as eating, drinking and sleeping.
Physical care is an important part of a child’s daily routine. It helps them to stay clean, healthy and comfortable. It also helps to build their self-esteem and confidence.
- Understand the physical care needs of children
- Describe routine physical care needs for children in relation to: nappy changing, toilet training, washing and bath time, skin, teeth and hair, meal times
- Explain the role of the Early Years practitioner during: nappy changing, toilet training, washing and bath time, skin, teeth and hair, meal times
- Identify situations in which non-routine physical care is required
- Describe benefits of working in partnership with parents/carers in relation to individual physical care routines
- Understand hygienic practice in preparing formula feeds
- Understand hygienic practice in relation to control of infection
- Be able to use hygienic practice to minimise the spread of infection
- Understand rest and sleep needs of children
- Understand childhood immunisation
- Be able to support children in personal physical care routines