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
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.
NFQ Level 5 Child Health & Well-being (5N1765), a mandatory component of Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009) as awarded by QQI.
Niamh Gaine, BA English and Psychology, HDip Psychology, Masters in Adult Education, teaches Childcare and Psychology in Cork College of Commerce and was involved in developing the indicative content for new FETAC Level 5 and 6 Certificates in Early Childhood Care and Education.