Theme 1 – Health and Well-Being
Theme 1 focuses on ‘Health and well-being’. Learners are introduced to how best to support healthy lifestyles for children through food, nutrition and exercise. Other aspects include supporting children’s physical care routines and promoting emotional well-being.
This theme concludes with understanding how to support children who are unwell.
Theme 2 – Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
Theme 2 is designed to prepare the learner for the ‘frameworks and professional practice’ involved in working within the early years workforce. The theme highlights key legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children.
Furthermore, learners are taught how to follow and use legislation relating to the health and safety, equality, diversity and inclusive practice of children. Enabling them to understand professional practices, work in partnership and engage in professional careers development.
Theme 3 – Play, development and learning for school readiness
Theme 3 is centered on play, development and learning for school readiness. In this final learning theme, learners are introduced to the value of play and promoting enabling play environments in early years, coupled with the promotion of children’s personal, social and emotional development.
It’s at this stage that learners gain an insight on the promotion the use of speech, language and good communication as well as develop children’s cognitive skills and address emergent literacy skills and mathematical skills; and learn how to use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children.