Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 1.4: Promote children’s emotional well-being
Learning outcome: Understand the needs of children during transition and significant events
Assessment criteria: Identify transitions and significant events that a child may experience
There are many different transitions and significant events that a child may experience during their early years.
Transitions are changes to a child’s routine due to moving between settings, such as the moves children and young people make from home to an early learning and childcare (ELC) setting and between schools and other educational institutions.
Significant events are major changes to a child’s life, such as a change in family circumstances (e.g. a divorce or bereavement), serious illness, the birth of a sibling, or a house move.
It is important for early years practitioners to be aware of the different transitions and significant events that a child may experience and how they may impact them. Some of these effects are discussed in the next section.