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Child Health & Well-Being
By Niamh Gaine

A comprehensive textbook written for the Child Health & Well-being (5N1765) module, introducing the key requirements and concepts for providing and optimising the health and well-being of children in an ECCE setting in Ireland.

  • Encompasses the principles and standards of Aistear (2009) and Síolta (2006), as well as relevant legislation, including the Child Care (Pre-School Services) (No. 2) Regulations 2006.

  • Introduces and details key topics fundamental to the subject, including:
    • Nutritional needs and balanced menu planning for children of various ages
    • Common illnesses and their symptoms
    • Vaccination schedules
    • Personal care routines and development of practical skills to promote child health and well-being
    • Legislation and good practice guidelines
    • Children’s ability to form positive relationships within the ECCE setting
    • Reflective practice exercises, which are integrated throughout the text.

  • Case studies and activities promote the application of knowledge and development of practical skills.

  • Written in a clear and concise style with illustrations throughout, and specific reference to project and skills demonstration assessments.

Written For:

NFQ Level 5 Child Health & Well-being (5N1765), a mandatory component of Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009) as awarded by QQI.

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