NCEA Level 3 Childcare

13CHC
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge:

Year 13 Childcare introduces the skills and knowledge involved in the education and care of infants, toddlers and young children.  The aim is to:

  • Develop the knowledge and confidence required to responsibly care for a child
  • Develop the knowledge base for future confident learning and parenting
  • Teach basic skills required for positive parenting  and/ or education of young children
  • Develop an understanding of child development 

In Year 13 Childcare you will be working towards 51 level 3 credits for the National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care. 

Assessments

All Unit Standards are internally assessed.  In the event that you do not achieve a unit standard, you will be given one opportunity to resubmit your work.  

Some assessments are required to be completed at home and handed in on time.  Extensions for this work must be applied for in writing before the work is due to be handed in.  Failure to comply with this, and not hand work in on time will result in a Not Achieved.  A resit will need to be organised (1 resit per assessment).

There are some unit standards and assessments that require going on practicum in an ECE setting. Your teacher will contact ECE services around the Owhata area for you to complete your unit standard/assessment requirements, unless you already work in a centre. 

Seek assistance if you need help with organising study time, study space, or how to study.  

Expectations at school

  • Arrive promptly to class
  • Attend school on a regular basis ( 75% attendance required to achieve Unit Standard)
  • Be prepared for class – have the correct books, notes, and equipment on hand
  • Work to the best of your ability
  • Use your time effectively
  • Ask if you are unsure and need help
  • Complete assignments on time
  • Be proactive on keeping up to date – if a class is missed find out what was covered

Expectations at Home

In Childcare there are often readings that need to be done at home.  It is important that this is done as they will be discussed at school in the following lesson.  


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10013 v6 Explain the relevance of the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whariki as a framework for programme development
3
I
2
U.S. 10019 v6 Describe and contribute to safe practices and a safe environment for children in an ECE service
3
I
3
U.S. 10026 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of children's development and learning and their relevance to an ECE service
3
I
5
U.S. 26707 v4 Describe the value of play and create resources for children's development and learning in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 26708 v4 Develop respectful, reciprocal and responsive relationships with children in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 29856 v1 Describe and demonstrate care practices for infants and toddlers
2
I
2
U.S. 29863 v1 Develop, implement and evaluate a learning plan based on observation of a child in an ECE service
3
I
5
U.S. 29864 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of attachment theories, behaviours and transition support in an ECE service
3
I
3
U.S. 29865 v1 Describe and reflect on practices to protect and promote the health and holistic wellbeing of children in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 29866 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of, apply and reflect on age-related nutrition needs for a child in an ECE service
3
I
2
U.S. 29867 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of diverse whānau/families and use a range of effective communication strategies in an ECE service
3
I
5
U.S. 29868 v1 Demonstrate professional behaviour and manage personal health and wellbeing in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 29869 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of ethical responsibility to guide practice in an ECE service
3
I
3
U.S. 29870 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of te Tiriti o Waitangi, legislation and organisations relevant to ECE services in New Zealand
3
I
4
U.S. 29871 v1 Describe and compare a range of ECE services and philosophies in Aotearoa New Zealand
3
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 53 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 53 credits.