Child Care

CACHE Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care

This qualification provides the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic introduction to the sector. It includes the knowledge and understanding of child development and well-being necessary for working with children in a variety of settings. It is aimed at a range of learners who wish to be introduced to childcare and development for children aged 0-5 years. It also gives learners an insight into their preferred learning styles and assists in developing their ability to study.

This qualification consists of 3 units: Unit 1 and 2 graded A*- D assessed by graded assessment tasks; and a synoptic assessment (unit 3) which is assessed via a multiple choice paper.

Unit 1: An introduction to working with children aged 0-5 years

This is an introductory unit designed to give an overview of the types of settings and local provision for children. Students will learn how to prepare for working in settings and the responsibilities of early years workers. The content also includes gaining understanding of individuals needs and how to treat children fairly.

Unit 2: Development and well-being 0-5 years

This unit focuses on holistic development and factors that affect development. Students will be introduced to ways of observing children to support development through appropriate activities and care routines. They will also learn how to work with children when they move from one setting to another.

Unit 3: Childcare and development 0-5 years (Multiple Choice Paper)

To achieve this unit and the Award students will need to be successful in a multiple choice question paper (MCQ). They will need to be sure that they are confident about everything they have learned in Unit 1 and Unit 2 .  This unit will assess the student's knowledge about the development of children aged 0-5 years. Students will be expected to know about the different types of care settings and their responsibilities if they were learning how to work with children.  Students will need to show that they understand how children develop, what can affect their development and the individual needs they may have. They will need to show that they know ways to care for them and simple activities that help them to develop in a healthy and safe way.