5N1765 Child Health and Well Being

This module is a mandatory module of the Early Childhood Care and Education major award and is designed to enable learners to provide for the health and well-being of children and maintain healthy, hygienic and safe practices and environments in a range of early childhood care and education (ECCE) settings.

Learning Outcomes

• Outline the requirements necessary to provide for the health and well-being of children in an ECCE setting as informed by national guidelines to include child protection

• Describe the factors that contribute to the overall well-being of children
• Outline the various nutritional needs of babies and young children
• Identify requirements for the promotion of healthy and safe indoor and outdoor
o environments for children
• Describe a range of common childhood illnesses
• Devise balanced menus for babies, toddlers and children
• Perform appropriate personal care routines for babies and young children including the care of the child when unwell

• Implement appropriate policies and procedures to include record keeping as required by legislation and good practice guidelines

• Utilize a range of practice skills that support and promote the health and well-being of children

• Apply knowledge of child development to support children to form secure and positive relationships with adults and children in the ECCE setting

• Reflect on personal practice leading to an understanding of healthy, hygienic and safe environments for children


• Project 40%
• Skills Demonstration 60%


Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is an elective requirement