Students will study the physical, intellectual and social developmental norms from birth to five years. They will look at the benefits of learning through play and will work with an individual child (from birth to five years) and their family to plan some different play activities for a chosen developmental area with their chosen child. They will then carry out and evaluate their different play activities for the chosen developmental area with their child.
Year 10 students will study the process of reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood. They will look at standard and specialised antenatal care and how a family prepares for the birth of a child. They will also study how postnatal care is delivered including the postnatal checks of the mother and postnatal provision and conditions for development for the child. They will learn how to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses at home and when children have to go into hospital. They will also learn about child safety in the home and outside.
Year 11 students will learn about the key factors when choosing equipment (to include sleeping equipment, feeding equipment and travel equipment) for babies from birth to 12 months. They will also look at choosing the same equipment for children from one to five years. They will study the nutritional guidelines and requirements for children from birth to five years old and will then investigate and develop feeding solutions for children from birth to five years. This includes a practical where they will choose a child to prepare food for or a baby to prepare a bottle for. This will be completed under observation.