Children Play Learning and Development

Year 12

Units Taught

Children’s Development
Play and Learning


Main Skills developed
Students will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of child development, safeguarding children, supporting children’s additional needs and reflective practice. Students will gain practical experience working with children aged 0-8 years working in different early years setting. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto Higher Education or employment working in schools and nurseries.
How parents can support learning at home
Encourage children at home to complete all homework tasks to the best of their abilities
Discuss at home alternative career pathways into the Early Years sector and Education
Use the internet to explore the range of careers that are available for young people to enter into
Watch programmes together at home that explore issues in children’s education


Useful Websites
www.montessori.org.uk
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/why-play-is-important/
https://www.playengland.org.uk/about-us/why-play-is-important/
https://www.forestschoolassociation.org/what-is-forest-school/


Extra Curricular
Students are able to arrange with their teacher time after school for extra help and support in this subject area.


SMSC and British Values
Within Children’s Play Learning and Development students will have the opportunity to discuss and explore values, attitudes and beliefs in relation to working with children. Students will explore the ideas of the importance of promoting diversity, equality and inclusion within a childcare setting.. Students are encouraged to develop a range of social skills and draw on experiences from the local community through work placements and work experience.

Children Play Learning and Development Year 13


Units Taught
Development of Children’s Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Children’s Physical Development, Care and Health Needs


Main Skills developed
Students will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of child development, safeguarding children, supporting children’s additional needs and reflective practice. Students will gain practical experience working with children aged 0-8 years working in different early years setting. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto Higher Education or employment working in schools and nurseries.


How parents can support learning at home
Encourage children at home to complete all homework tasks to the best of their abilities
Discuss at home alternative career pathways into the Early Years sector and Education
Use the internet to explore the range of careers that are available for young people to enter into
Watch programmes together at home that explore issues in children’s education


Useful Websites
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pages/hub.aspx

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Children-and-diabetes/

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/manage-your-asthma/children/

https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/children/children-with-epilepsy

https://literacytrust.org.uk/


Extra Curricular
Students are able to arrange with their teacher time after school for extra help and support in this subject area.


SMSC and British Values
Within Children’s Play Learning and Development students will have the opportunity to discuss and explore values, attitudes and beliefs in relation to working with children. Students will explore the ideas of the importance of promoting diversity, equality and inclusion within a childcare setting.. Students are encouraged to develop a range of social skills and draw on experiences from the local community through work placements and work experience.