Unit 1- an Introduction to Working with Children

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Bibliography: CACHE level 2 Childcare and education 4th edition – Penny Tassoni. Activities 7.02- What kind of learner are you? (CACHE level 2: childcare and education: Delivery resource pack) D1- The term statutory provision means it must be provided by law for children. A statutory provision for children under 5 years old is: 1. Nursery school- This is a school for children between the ages of 3-5. This setting provides the children with foundation learning and care while the parents and in training or working. It’s also a good step for children to talk as they gain confidence with other children and staff; this also helps with their social skills. Most common nursery’s open between 7 and 7:30 in the morning and close between 6 and 6:30 in the evenings. Many nurseries are open 5 days a week; these days are from Monday to Friday during term time. This is subject to change in accordance with national holidays. The qualifications you need for this job are: To become a nursery assistant you need to have; * A level 2 childcare qualification via a course at college or an apprenticeship. * You will also need a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check. This is a check that is carried out to see if you have been convicted or received a caution for any illegal offences. E.G. drug dealing, assault and shop lifting. * With a Level 3 in childcare you could get a job as nursery supervisor. You would also need a CRB check and would need more significant experience than a level 2. * With a Level 4 in childcare you could possibly become a manager, although you would need to be aged 21 or over as you would be required to be responsible for your staff and the young children within the setting. You would also be expected to attend child protection conferences in regard to any such children in this setting. * Experience in a nursery would help you gain the
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