Child Development and Care


·         To provide stimulating and varied learning experiences to enable the students to understand the stages and sequence of child development

·         To encourage and inspire students to understand the needs of young children and how nursery practitioners must meet those needs.

·         To develop research skills as well as becoming independent learners.



Mrs L Payne – Teacher of Health and Social Care/ Sixth Form Professional Tutor

Mrs D O’Brian – Teacher of Health and Social Care 

Mrs L Tingley – Teacher of Health and Social Care


Overview of KS4 - Child Development and Care

Exam Board: CACHE

The qualification is graded D, C, B, A, or A*

There are 3 units in the CACHE Child Development and Care course.

Unit 1 An introduction to working with children aged 0-5 years.

Coursework tasks - 25% of the final grade. An overview of types of settings and local provision for children/ preparation for working in settings and the responsibilities of child care and education workers//preferred learning style and develop the ability to study.


Unit 2 Development and well-being 0-5 years

Coursework tasks -75 % of the final grade.

The development of children aged 0-5 years, what can affect their development and the individual needs they may have. Ways to care for them and simple activities that help them to develop in a healthy and safe way. Holistic development and factors that affect development. Methods of observing children so that their development   can be supported through appropriate activities and care routines. How to work with children when they move from one setting to another


Unit 3  Child care and development 0-5 years

To achieve this unit and the Award the students must be successful in a multiple choice question paper. It will include all the content of Units 1 and 2.


Useful links

Students are given lists of relevant and up to date links in their course handbook.